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Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

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 (Definition)

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


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I have a cavity between my front bottom teeth, what to do?

I have a cavity between my front bottom teeth, what to do?

Call a dentist: Make an appointment, have the tooth examined and restored. The longer you wait the worse the lesion will get. ...Read more

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How do you fix cavities on front teeth?

How do you fix cavities on front teeth?

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

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One of my front teeth has a cavity in it, can somebody help please?

One of my front teeth has a cavity in it, can somebody help please?

This is a job for : The dentist. There is no way around it. Keeping your teeth and keeping them healthy is really important for your quality of life. Please see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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How do cavities get fixed in the front teeth without being noticeable?

How do cavities get fixed in the front teeth without being noticeable?

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

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I'm interested to know what happens if I have a cavity on my bottom front teeth?

White filling: Usually a white filling will be placed as a restoration on your anterior teeth. ...Read more

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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

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

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How do dentists fix cavities in the front teeth?

How do dentists fix cavities in the front teeth?

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

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I have pain in front teeth that's not from a cavity, will I need a root canal?

I have pain in front teeth that's not from a cavity, will I need a root canal?

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

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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?

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?

Discoloration: Not really. Most chemicals used like bleaching could make the tooth sensitive due to the cavity. It's best to get it fixed. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Absolutely correct response by your dentist. Much greater chance of subsequent decay recurrence, root canal treatment and expensive crown replacement dentistry without Fluoride composite use. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Likely Calculus: Most likely hardened stained calculus (tartar) which needs to be removed by the hygienist. Possible decay, which would be removed and tooth colored fillings placed. See your Dentist to evaluate and get treated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I need help I have two cavities in the front of my teeth pluse two wisdom teeth one hurts bad?

I need help I have two cavities in the front of my teeth pluse two wisdom teeth one hurts bad?

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

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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?

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

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Iam having yellow tooth cavity behind my front teeths since long. Is there any solution except consulting a dentist?

Iam having yellow tooth cavity behind my front teeths since long. Is there any solution except consulting a dentist?

No. : You need to see a dentist. You might have some staining or a small cavity so don't hesitate and see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Brown spots on my teeth
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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

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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

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I don't want 2 big front teeth no 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

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Why are my two front teeth of different sizes?

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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Why are my power chains only on my front teeth?

Closing spaces: The orthodontist is trying to close spaces for your front teeth. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a shot in the front teeth?

Painless: Or pain less. Dentist are trained to give painless local anesthesia. They use topical anesthetic and also the wand. It is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection and completely painless. ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more