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Doctor insights on: Allergic To Composite Resin

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Is mercury in composite resin filling?

Is mercury in composite resin filling?

No: Composites are often the first choice as an alternative to the silver mercury fillings. ...Read more

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Should I choose a metal or composite resin filling?

Should I choose a metal or composite resin filling?

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

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Do I choose a metal filling or a composite resin filling?

Ask your dentist: Deciding which type of filling to use is best made by the patient and dentist, taking into account the size and location of the cavity, patient history, cosmetic concerns, insurance coverage and cost. ...Read more

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What's the difference between veneers and composite resin bonding?

What's the difference between veneers and composite resin bonding?

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

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Got a composite resin filling replaced with a ceramic and now it's really sensitive. What can I do?

Got a composite resin filling replaced with a ceramic and now it's really sensitive. What can I do?

OTC and DDS: Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) and avoid very cold and hot foods and liquids for awhile. Also call your dentist for advice and whether it warrants your dentist seeing you to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Is composite resin used to fill in gaps in front lower teeth?

Is composite resin used to fill in gaps in front lower teeth?

Many options: Yes that is one way but also consider braces to close the gaps and lamintes if you want a more long lasting treatment. Composite can be used for the quick result

chuck. ...Read more

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In the course of a class III composite resin on #8 which teeth need to be isolated?

In the course of a class III composite resin on #8 which teeth need to be isolated?

Cuspid to Cuspid: Is the most common isolation for this procedure. The advantage is acquiring excellent access, moisture control and best cosmetics. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes and no: There was a reason why the veneer chipped. A repair is never as good as identifying the cause of the fracture and replacing with a new veneer. Some dentists with special techniques can adequately repair chips on veneers the long term prognosis is not good. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?

Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?

Of course: A properly placed composite filling will last for years and will decrease tooth sensitivity by pre-sealing of dentine with a resin-bonding agent. ...Read more

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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

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Resubmit: Hope that dentist tomorrow will say he can place composite resin in dark triangle spaces where top front teeth meet gumline. Possible?

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