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Cavity Between Front Teeth
If there were: No space before the cavities were present, then your dentist should be able to bond the area to close the space. If there was a space (diastema) a dentist can also close that space with a bonded composite restoration. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Call a dentist: Make an appointment, have the tooth examined and restored. The longer you wait the worse the lesion will get. ...Read more
Cosmetics: The decay is removed and the tooth will be restored with a composite material that matches you tooth. If there is extensive decay a crown may be recommended. The goal of your dentist is to restore your tooth so it looks as natural as possible. Talk to a dentist about your options. ...Read more
Bonded restorations: Tooth colored fillings can be used to restore cavities in those anterior teeth. The composite material comes in many shades, and your dentist will match the color to your own tooth. If the tooth is severely damaged, then porcelain restorations can be used, and the same color matching applies. ...Read more
White filling: Usually a white filling will be placed as a restoration on your anterior teeth. ...Read more
I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type
Cavities: Without knowing the exact extent of the decay, it is hard to determine what treatment you need and what the total cost would be. Simple fillings are less expensive that root canals, posts, and crowns. That being said, since fees vary so widely from town to town and office to office, a fee quoted you over the internet is meaningless. Seek the advice of a local dentist who is going to treat you. ...Read more
I'm having a cavity on the back of my front teeth. What shall I do? Is there any solutions except having pasta? because I don't think they last long.
Big or small?: Small cavities are taken care of with bonded tooth colored composite fillings. When cavities get bigger and the strength of the tooth is compromised a porcelain restoration that covers most of or all of the tooth is used. This would be called a veneer, or partial crown or full crown depending on the size of the cavity. ...Read more
See your dentist: I can appreciate your concern about your dental health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the best answer to your problem. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more
I think that I have a cavity on one of my front teeth. I noticed some discoloration. Is there a quick topical OTC fix until I get to dentist?
Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?
Second opinion: I would need to see the "small cavities", but I am concerned about leaving carious lesions on any teeth. See a pediatric dentist for a second opinion. It will cost less in the long run to fix them now. ...Read more
If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?
Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...Read more
Childis 12 yrs w/2 cavities in front teeth.
We oppose use of flouride. Denist says a composite filling
w/small amount of flouride is the best way?
How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july
Whenever : Whenever you notice something like this you need to make an appointment. Your reference to insurance covering only two visits should apply to routine exams and cleanings, not emergency situations or problem focused visits in between. Do not wait as a small cavity can get bigger and a big cavity can cause an abcessed tooth. How long that takes varies tremendously depending upon the situation but you don't want to take a chance to find out. Call now! ...Read more
My front teeth ache, I have no cavities, no diseases of the mouth, and have been using a night guard. What could it be?
Many things: Without an examination any suggestion is just a shot in the dark. It could be trauma from when you were 15 years old, it could be continued trauma from your bite, it could be dens in dente. It is impossible to say over the internet. ...Read more
My two front teeth were sensitive and sore about a week ago. I switched to Sensodyne. No help, now my front top and bottom teeth hurt so bad. I can't eat or sleep. My hard palate is white and super sensitive. There are no cavities and I brush twice daily!
Possible infection: Typically, "sensitive teeth" do not cause pain at the level you are describing. The white and painful palate is concerning for infection in the soft tissue. It does not take long for infection to travel from your mouth into your brain so this needs to be looked at today as 24 hours can make a big difference. If you cannot see your Dentist then utilize Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more
I have what look like tiny black lines on the back of my front bottom teeth? Could this be stains or cavities? If cavities how would those be fixed?
2 seperate problems: First see general dentist to make sure problem is wisdom teeth and if so get a referral for an oral surgeon. After wisdom teeth are removed go back to dentist for restoration of front teeth. Make the first appointment asap before the problem gets worse. In the mean time rinse with warm salt water several times a day, brush 2x daily, eat softer foods. ...Read more
My front bottom teeth are crocked, pushed in. One has a cavity. My last top molars are pushed outward and sideways (not wisdom teeth). What do I do?
Invisalign or ortho: See your dentist for a full evaluation. They'll take X-rays, do a thorough exam and place fillings in teeth that need it. Invisalign is a great tool for crooked teeth and is very good at correcting them in a reasonably short period. See a dentist in your area that offers Invisalign and if it looks difficult they may refer you to an orthodontist. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have really bad teeth and I am going to dentist soon i just want to know if it possible to save my front tooth which is almost all gone from cavity
There are many was to save or repair a tooth
your dentist can give you some options. ...Read more
Iam having yellow tooth cavity behind my front teeths since long. Is there any solution except consulting a dentist?
Hi I have two big cavities both are in the front and a wisdom teeth will the dentist get it pulled out asap it hurting me bad?
See Dentist ASAP: Pain means spreading infection. Available treatments and timing of treatments can only be decided upon after careful examination. Please contact dentist now... The problem will only get worse. ...Read more
Brown spots on my teeth
Moreover, I just had a dentist appointment... They found three cavities, and filled them. I have a thin brown line, less than a quarter inch, on my front tooth- they didn't even mention it
Neonatal line: Thin brown line may be neonatal line, a darker of the day you were born. Brown spots, brown line, may also be from taking tetracycline, or an illness, or a systemic problem, while the teeth were forming. Did you ask the Dentist about the brown spots/lines? That's the best person to ask. Give your Dentist a call. ...Read more
I'm embarrass to go to the dentist because I have two big cavities in front on my teeth what will the dr do can I get a filling?
Stop and Think: What is more embarrassing? Showing the dentist your situation, or keep showing your friends your bad smile situation. Remember that the dentist can help your appearance in front of your friends — so get the treatment to not be embarrassed in front of your friends that you see daily. ...Read more
Dental bonding for pitted teeth? I have some very small pits on the front of my teeth that my dentist says are not yet cavities but are something we need to keep an eye on. I'd like them filled, and was wondering if dental bonding would both make them loo
I : I have done just that for many of my patients! ...Read more
Adjust front teeth: Today large front teeth are popular, however there are options you can discuss with your dentist. Cosmetic contouring can recontour the teeth, orthodontics can rearrange them if they are flaring, or crowns or veneers can change the shape. Many years ago my wife thought her front teeth were too long and had me shorten them. We have subsequently done veneers to make them longer. ...Read more
We are not : Bilaterally symmetrical, by that I mean we are not mirror images of each side. Normal variations exist throughout our bodies. If its of concern, speak with your dentist -- there are a lot of cosmetic options available to make your smile as perfect as you would like it to be. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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