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Allergic To Composite Resin
Your priorities?: Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing, then composites. The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist. ...Read more
Resin vs Porcelain: They are both meant to do the same thing and both can look very nice when done well. Resin bonding is done chairside with out much cutting (if any) and they use the same material used for fillings that are white. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a lab and are glued on and take more than one visit. Porcelain is stronger and looks nicer mostly but both are great. ...Read more
Got a composite resin filling replaced with a ceramic and now it's really sensitive. What can I do?
Can a dentist place a layer of composite resin on top of a porcelin fused to metal crown to level out a patient's bite?
Yes, it is possible: But only on temporary bases. It won't last for long period of time. Ask your dentist for alternatives. ...Read more
Prosthrodontist said that composite resin discolors and will chip off if placed on tooth roots when trying to fill in gray triangles. Need 2nd opinion?
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Can a front tooth dental veneer, that later becomes chipped, be repaired using composite resin and be color blended so that it is not noticeable?
I am feeling inferiority complex because my front upper tooth chip but my doctor placed composite resin. Please tell me that tooth chipping is common?
You're not inferior: Chipped teeth are quite common.Get a more detailed answer ›
If composite resin is used to coat all of the front surface of the front teeth, will it have a natural appearance or look unnatural?
Very natural: Composites can look beautiful and natural. It all depends on the skill of your dentist. ...Read more
Can composite resin applied to natural front teeth look nice and shiny as porcelin (want to avoid veneers and chalky look, if possible) when it dries?
For a while: It can for a while but will dull and pick up stain over time. It's a more porous material and will lose its shine. ...Read more
People who grind or clench their teeth may not be the best candidates for veneers. Would composite resin sometimes be an option to fill some gaps?
Composite resins: Can be used very effectively and are easy to repair if needed. The more important issue here is your grinding / clenching. Have a custom made occlusal guard or bite opening appliance made. Also concerned taft your grinding might be causing attrition and loss of vertical dimension. A much greater problem down the road. Consult with your dentist or a prosthodontist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Top of front teeth have dark triangles that effects th and f sounds when speaking. Can composite resin be used? Cosmetic dds to be seen tomorrow.
Front Teeth: You report that the top of your front teeth have triangles that affect sibilant sounds. It may be possible for your dentist to perform a "mock up" procedure which is a temporary restoration to see if it will resolve your problem as well as determining if it would be acceptable esthetics. Discuss this option with your dentist. ...Read more
Is it necessary for composite resin to cover the whole front tooth surface when it is used to fill in gaps where the front teeth meet the gumline?
Interproximal gaps: While it is not necessary to cover the entire surface of front teeth when closing the gingival interproximal spaces, it is often done for three very important reasons. First, in order to gain more bonding strength. Second, to harmonize better tooth contours & third to have the bonding blend in with the rest of the tooth so as to make it practically 'invisible'. More critical with larger spaces. ...Read more
Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?
Wrong way around: Gum recession needs attention first. See periodontist to halt recession. Then work w your dentist or a prosthodontist to reshape and re contour teeth. Know that "permanent" restorations have a finite life span and need periodic maintenance. ...Read more
Resubmit: Hope that dentist tomorrow will say he can place composite resin in dark triangle spaces where top front teeth meet gumline. Possible?
Sure, it's possible: I also hope your dentist is honest with you and explains that the composite will stain, can break off, and that your teeth will look wider. ...Read more
Need to see the periodontist, who will install implants, before my going to general dds for composite resin to fill upper front teeth gray triangles?
Not necessarily: Either one can be seen first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would alloderm gum grafting for recession be performed before or after composite resin to fill in front teeth black triangles at the gumline?
A rule of thumb: The grafting is always first, because grafting can adhere only to natural tooth structure and root surface. ...Read more
Which may come first as a plan? Filling in black triangles between front teeth and gums with composite resin vs. Gum grafting due to recession?
I had an allergic reaction to epoxy resin for crafts, how long before a cortisone shot clears up a severe rash on my hands and wrists?
Contact dermatitis: It really depends on several factors. Did you get all of the material off your skin? How long was it in contact with your skin? Is this the first or 2nd time you have had this reaction? How much "cortisone" was in the injection? Most reactions clear in a week. Sometimes a 2nd injection may be necessary. In that case, figure two weeks. But is should get better each day. ...Read more
No: An allergy to an essential vitamin would be incompatible with life. If you are taking a supplement, you could be allergic to something else in the tablet. ...Read more
Avoid and meds: Avoiding cats and cat dander is the most important, but challenging since 50% of all households have pets. Antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can decrease the symptoms after exposure to cat dander. The best long term treatment is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long lasting relief even after allergy shots are stopped. ...Read more
Immune regulation: Complex question. When genes and environment interact, some people become allergic. Much of this is determined by immune regulation. The body would try to counter the allergic reaction but usually the counter-offense is insufficient leading to allergic diseases. Exposure to bacteria from animals (preferably multiple) in the first few months of life appears to reduce the development of allergies. ...Read more
Yes: Cat dander allergy can develop months or even years after having a cat or being exposed to other people's cats. It is not clear why this happens, but it is very common. ...Read more
Allergic conjunctivitis due to environmental allergies like dander or pollen generally causes symptoms but no serious consequences. However, there is a condition called keratoconjunctivitis which can cause some damage. This is not commonly seen in typical allergic conjunctivitis.
Another unusual situation is vernal conjunctivitis. I suspect the answer is nothing. ...Read more
Consult allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat allergic reactions. Allergy testing may or may not be needed. No need to fear the allergist---we are here to help! ...Read more
Allergy symptom vary: Allergic reactions can vary from minimally annoying to fatal. If your housemate has more than mild nasal, eye, or skin symptoms I would suggest seeing a board certified allergist to define and appropriately treat the allergies. ...Read more
How bad of a: Reaction. If it was severe, you must go to the hospital right now. If mild reaction, consider an allergy pill and obviously avoiding the food. You may want to consider visiting an allergist. ...Read more
Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read more
No: Nursing babies may rarely have allergies to mom's diet, most often seen as a rash over the chest, back, arms and legs. Eggs, dairy, and nuts are the most common causes. If you suspect an allergy, eliminate the foods one at a time to see if the symptoms resolve. An allergy specialist may also be able to help diagnose this through skin testing, which is more accurate than allergy panel blood tests. ...Read more
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