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Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Difference between dental bonding, composite veneer and ceramic veneer?

Aesthetics/Strength: Both types can give you a smile that is greatly improved. Only your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding. ...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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Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

Durability&size: Often composite fillings are placed in small cavities, but the larger the size, the less durable and then the porcelain would be a much better restoration for larger fillings. ...Read more

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Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Dentist can recheck: A dentist can re-evaluate a tooth if there is pain after a cavity filling. The dentist can see if there is an infection or some other reason for the pain. An endodontist can check for problems with the root of the tooth, and give an opinion on whether a root canal is needed. Meanwhile, the pain medicine recommended by one's dentist, or over-the-counter pain medicine, can help with the ache. ...Read more

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Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?

Resin fillings: These are cheaper than the porcelain restorations mainly because no lab fees are involved. Porcelain can look more "lifelike" but resins can have a great esthetic look as well. Placement time for resins are usually shorter as well. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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Could cracks be bonded with composite filling?

Possibly: Almost all posterior teeth will get craze lines and shallow cracks over time. It's only when cracks deepen that they create problems. Treating cracks is dependant on the degree. For small cracks, yes. ...Read more

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Can white composite fillings cause jaw/face pain?

Can white composite fillings cause jaw/face pain?

Yes adj ASAP!!: A thick "high" filling of immediately light cured "white" composite restoration can create serious jaw and TMJ discomfort. In the least it can be annoying or create tooth sensitivity at the most it can cause TMJ issues and/or fracture the filled tooth and it's opposing tooth. While ones bite seems to adapt, it doesn't! a slight bite adjustment now can prevent significant pain latter. ...Read more

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Can constant dental filling replacements result in tooth removal?

Sometimes: Every time a filling is removed and replaced a little bit of tooth is removed. Typically when the filling is 1/3 or more the width of the tooth, the tooth structure is thin enough that the tooth is vulnerable to break and so a crown is placed. If a crown is not placed the tooth can break and need to be removed. ...Read more

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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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Do teeth with porcelain crowns still need deep tooth cleaning?

Do teeth with porcelain crowns still  need deep tooth cleaning?

Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface. ...Read more

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Direct composite bonding vs indirect composite bonding? Is indirect composite bonding more like a veneer placed over the tooth?

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

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child development. Dental sealants & newer composites don’t contain it. The american dental association states the bpa in the saliva after 2 hrs from old plastic fills is 200 x lower than the level epa (environmental protection association) considers safe. ...Read more

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Direct porcelain tooth colored fillings can be use to fill broken front tooth and is very durable than resin so why direct resin fillings are popular?

Direct porcelain tooth colored fillings can be use to fill broken front tooth and is very durable than resin so why direct resin fillings are popular?

It depends: On the extent of tooth loss. Minimal tooth loss is easily fixed with a direct resin bonded restoration. For more extensive tooth loss or for complete tooth coverage, porcelain or ceramics are preferred. Resin restorations are also considerably more economical than ceramic restorations. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Swellings: Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection. Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can cavity fillings be re-done?

Can cavity fillings be re-done?

Yes: Yes, restorative fillings can be redone. The old filling is drilled out and new one is placed. In some cases, the existing filling, specifically composite fillings, if fractured can be repaired instead of being redone. ...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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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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