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Your priorities?: Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites. The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a dentist place a layer of composite resin on top of a porcelin fused to metal crown to level out a patient's bite?
Resin vs Porcelain: They are both meant to do the same thing and both can look very nice when done well. Resin bonding is done chairside with out much cutting (if any) and they use the same material used for fillings that are white. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a lab and are glued on and take more than one visit. Porcelain is stronger and looks nicer mostly but both are great. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prosthrodontist said that composite resin discolors and will chip off if placed on tooth roots when trying to fill in gray triangles.Need 2nd opinion?
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a composite resin filling replaced with a ceramic and now it's really sensitive. What can I do?
Can a front tooth dental veneer, that later becomes chipped, be repaired using composite resin and be color blended so that it is not noticeable?
Yes and no: There was a reason why the veneer chipped. A repair is never as good as identifying the cause of the fracture and replacing with a new veneer. Some dentists with special techniques can adequately repair chips on veneers the long term prognosis is not good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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