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Can two different dental fillings touching cause excessive salivation?

Can two different dental fillings touching cause excessive salivation?

No: Only thing that can cause excess salivation is to have something in mouth like a sugar free candy, if have excess salivation with nothing else changing, then have it looked at by your family doctor, fillings themselves would not cause excess salivation. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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How long can dental fillings last, and can they cause problems?

How long can dental fillings last, and can they cause problems?

Sometimes a Lifetime: It really depends on the tooth, the material used, its size, how you chew, what you chew, & many other factors. Modern fillings can last indefinitely in some cases. However, after millions of chews, millions of pounds of pressure applied, acid attack, and all kinds of other forces acting on your fillings, it can be unpredictable. If you can chose, request the longest lasting material up front. ...Read more

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Are there different types of dental fillings? If yes, what are they. Is one kind better/longer-lasting than others?

Are there different types of dental fillings? If yes, what are they. Is one kind better/longer-lasting than others?

Composite or amalgam: An amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various powdered metals. It is inexpensive & when properly placed has been known to last for many years- reliably. In my office, i only use composite resin. Which is a polymer plastic and silicates- light cured to achieve a hardness necessary for proper chewing. Not as hard as amalgam, but very esthetic because of the shade selection for color matching! ...Read more

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Are there different types of dental fillings? If yes, what are they. Is one kind better/longer-lasting than others? .

Are there different types of dental fillings? If yes, what are they. Is one kind better/longer-lasting than others?


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Yes : Gold is generally the longest lasting as it has properties most similar to your teeth. Because of the appearance and cost it is done less often. Most studies show amalgam restorations lasting the longest but in many instances a well done composite filling will match the longevity. ...Read more

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Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Can a dental filling cause your teeth to feel sensitive afterwards?

Yes, but...: Usually for a short time only. Like a cut in the skin, it is normal to be tender for a couple of days until it heals. Deep fillings and cracked teeth can be highly sensitive (esp. To ice/cold) and may need further care. Sensitivity that lasts should be evaluated by your dentist. Root canal therapy can alleviate painful pulpal problems. ...Read more

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What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

Resin,amalgam,gold: In reality, all three are possible. Practically speaking, resin is the most common and desirable. Depending on the tooth, ceramic might also be possible. Lateral would ususlly infer a front tooth surface. ...Read more

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Will dental filling be done in the same tooth (after first one comes out remaining in place for two years)?

Will dental filling be done in the same tooth (after first one comes out remaining in place for two years)?

Replacing fillings: This seemingly simple question is not quite that easy to answer, especially sight unseen. Can a filling be replaced? Yes. However, it might require more than just a filling based upon the condition of the tooth and the reason why it needs replacement. If it just chipped, discolored or slightly more decay, then yes. If substantial decay, fracture, nerve exposure, etc, probably not. ...Read more

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Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

NO!!!: For decades the top pure science medical and dental researchers have studied this issue and all have reached the same conclusion-silver mercury amalgam fillings are safe. Those who say otherwise have no real science to validate their findings. It is true mercury is a poison alone, but so is sodium or chloride, but mixed together they are salt. While no longer popular due to esthetic, it is safe! ...Read more

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How is a dental filling and a dental sealant different?

Depth, type: Typically a sealant preparation does not penetrate the enamel. The sealant is usually a flowable resin, suited to flow in the nooks/crannies of the tooth, but not intended for heavy chewing and wear, or to strengthen/bond tooth surfaces together. A filling typically penetrates the enamel removing decay, often bonds portions of the tooth together, restores missing tooth and uses stronger resin. ...Read more

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I have composite fillings in most of my teeth, including the front. Can I safely use a dental trainer for teeth alignment, or can it cause cracks?

Fillings and...: Generally speaking, if the composite fillings are sound, then Orthodontic movement by any number of methods should not harm them. If they break or come out they were probably in need of replacement or the teeth should have some more permanent or stronger replacement. Having said that the dentist actually treating you is best to make that determination. Discuss with him or her before treatment. ...Read more

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