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Cavity Vs Stain
Abrasion just: means an irritation or wound on an area. but gingival recession means your gums are receding or shrinking or pulling back from the teeth they are meant to protect, see your dentist for answers and treatment options ...Read more
BPA: Bpa. However, the cumulative release of bpa from composites dental filling appears to be minimal from the available research. First, realize that all dental materials are toxic to some degree and second, that the toxicology of resins is far less researched and far less understood than the effect of amalgams, which itself is inconclusive. I hope this helps! regards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding?
Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. I use direct composites mostly for smaller cases or when the patien is not sure of what thry are trying to achieve cosmetically because they are easier to adjust shade and shape after. We can always do porcelain in future if and when needed. ...Read more
Dental: Besides gum grafting and using sensitive type toothpaste could composite resin placed on teeth decrease its sensitivity?
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?
Restorative options-: That depends upon many factors, such as your bite, the size and location of the damaged or lost tooth structure, esthetic requirements and long term goals. Either one might be a viable option. What is best for your particular situation should be a topic of discussion between you and your dentist after the tooth is evaluated. The typical choices would be filling, laminate or crown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does emax crowns require less amount of tooth removal or greater amount of tooth removal for front tooth?
Emax: There are 2 types. Ips e.Max press lithium dis. Which can be use with only .3mm of reduction for venners, and ips e.Max CAD lithium dis. Which can require more reduction. It depends on which emax that is used. A full crown generaly req. Bet. .7mm & 2mm of reduction depending on material, front teeth sometimes can get less reduction based on not needing so much strength for chewing, see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?
See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A question about tooth discoloration? Is the amount of stain on teeth from tea same as amount on porcelain cup?
Possibly.: The staining of teeth with tea, coffee, red wine, etc. Is the same mechanism as on the cup. Factors involved with the tooth would be how muc tea you drink, how smooth or rough your enamel is, how dry your mouth is and how strong you brew your tea. The good news is that most staining can be polished off by a dental cleaning and if any stains remain, tooth whitening is very effective at removing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a difference between tooth decay and a cavity? Does tooth decay precede a cavity, or are they considered the same thing?
Stain doesn't hurt: Stain on your teeth can come from many things such as foods, beverages, or medications. It's usually something on the surface of your tooth and can come off with a dental cleaning. Dental caries can be painful if it's deep enough- especially sensitive to cold and/or sweets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruxzir crown: A bruxzir crown could be what you are looking for because it is white. Some tooth structure will have to be removed though. A quote from bruxzir.Com. "shoulder preparation not needed, feather edge is okay. It is a conservative preparation similar to full-cast gold, so any preparation with at least 0.5 mm of occlusal space is accepted. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal.". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies..: Each office has it's own fee schedule, so you'll have to ask the office where you will be treated. It also depends on the size of the restoration and the material used to restore the tooth. There is no one universal answer to give you. ...Read more
It depends : These are both used for prepless or minimal prep veneers. I do agree with other doctors that the less that is prepped the better as it conserves tooth structure. This being said in some cases i feel prepless veneers are contraindicated as they will make the teeth appear bulky. If your teeth are somewhat tucked in then these can be great. Personally, durathin has better esthetics. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can an ill-fitting 3 unit fixed bridge of 2 years shift an abutted tooth to cause deeper pocketing or was the tooth's pocket maybe there before?
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#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.
Amalgams: have been around for 100 years & there is no valid scientific research to prove otherwise. They are routinely taught & used in dental schools. They are present in my own mouth & I could have all of them replaced with composite for free but choose not to. No one can stop you from being concerned other than yourself. Gumline cavities can be restored with composite fillings if retraction\isolated ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brown dot: If you can brush or scrape it off, it's stain. If you can't, then you can't tell. You will need to see a dentist to determine what it is. ...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?
How can I tell the difference between teeth staining and beginning of cavities or superficial cavities?? It's on molars like a brownish line..
Bacteria: Simply, bacteria in our mouths metablolize the carbohydrates that we eat (simple sugars are their favorites) and produce acid as a result of their activity. The acid dissolves the enamel, causing the decay. Eating the right foods, and brushing/flossing right afterwards, helps break the cycle. Go brush now! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Diet/Hygiene: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by the bacteria in our mouths. The carbohydrate in our diet (especially the liquid sugars) are metabolized by the bacteria in dental plaque into organic acids. If the plaque is allowed to remain on the tooth, the acid creates a hole in the tooth we call a cavity. Reduce dietary carbohydrate, remove plaque and use a Fluoride toothpaste. ...Read more
Cavities: You need to brush and FLOSS properly and regularly. And you need to severly decrease or eliminate sticky, sugary junk foods and soda pop from your diet. If you are not doing these things you will get cavities. Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decay: Tooth decay involves the breakdown of the enamel matrix subsequent to contact with acid. Only the most superficial of lesions can be reversed using a variety of remineralizing pastes. Good, healthy eating habits can help prevent decay together with regular brushing and flossing. You'll need a dentist to restore a cavity since you cannot eat your way out of it. ...Read more
Simple: Yes and No!: Once a cavity (carious lesion) is diagnosed, the decay will need to be removed and a restoration placed. Typically most cavities are anesthetized and no sensitivity is noted by the patient, just vibration from the handpiece. Larger restorations with infection or cracks can have sensitivity but usually manageable. Be sure to tell dentist if pain so dentist and team can manage discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Discuss your concern with your dentist prior to the procedure. Most patients request or require local anesthesia to "numb" the tooth so absolutely nothing is felt for the entire procedure. You have other options as well. Ask your dentist what is right for you and the specific procedure planned. ...Read more
Pain...: If a cavity is a bit deep, you dentist will recommend a small shot of anesthetic. The pin prick will hurt a bit... Lets face it , it's a sharp needle. But that should be about it, for a couple of seconds. Many of my patients have their cavities filled without an anesthetic... And they don't complain about any pain. It's the nature of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer