Dental buckle filling - Doctor answers

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How does a dental buckle filling work?

How does a dental buckle filling work?

Buccal, not buckle: The word buccal refers to the cheek-side of your posterior tooth (molar or premolar) as opposed to the occlusal (biting surface), lingual (tongue side surface of the tooth), mesial (toward the front of the mouth) or distal (toward the back of the mouth tooth surface). A buccal filling may be bonded composite (resin), silver-mercury amalgam or gold. ...Read more

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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How much can a dental filling cost?

How much can a dental filling cost?

Depends on: The size of the filling, where it is located in the mouth as well as where you live. Please see your dentist to get an answer or more than one for comparison sake. ...Read more

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Is getting a dental filling painful?

Is getting a dental filling painful?

No: Modern dentistry can be very uneventful and painless in most cases. Adequate anesthesia is easily achieved and in cases where that becomes an issue there are ways to perform treatment with sedation. Ask your dentist about the treatment which is planned, the likelihood of discomfort and options for treatment when there is the potential for discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it common to lose a dental filling?

Is it common to lose a dental filling?

Dental restorations: They don't last forever, so I guess it's common. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a dental filling?

Is it painful to get a dental filling?

It depends: With the proper anesthetic, dental fillings are not painful. Depending on the extent of the decay, anesthetic may or may not be necessary. If the decay is deep, then there may be some pain. ...Read more

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Can I eat after getting a dental filling?

Can I eat after getting a dental filling?

YES: Composite or tooth colored fillings are set right away, however you want to wait until your numbness goes away so you don't bit your cheek! If it's silver fillings, then you will need to wait for about an hour until they set, although you shouldn't want those in your mouth anyway! ...Read more

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How bad is the pain during a dental filling?

How bad is the pain during a dental filling?

Injection a little: A filling shouldn't be painful at all. The dentist will give you an injection of local anesthetic such as Lidocaine or articaine and then the tooth will be anesthetized or "numbed." if you are feeling something during the procedure, let the dentist know and he/she can numb it more. After a filling, it is normal to have a little sensitivity. ...Read more

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What are the dental materials used an fillings?

Amalgam or composite: Dental fillings can be amalgam, composite, gold, or porcelain. ...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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Gold dental fillings: are they safe for a child?

Yes, but why?: Gold fillings are the most biocompatable of all the materials we use in the mouth. However, they are also the most expensive. If they are being done on a baby tooth that is going to fall out, it may not be the most economical thing to do. ...Read more

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How much would a dental filling cost iin singapore?

How much would a dental filling cost iin singapore?

Depends: Fillings or other dental restorations vary in cost from area to area. However, one thing is consistent: the cost of the filling varies depending on its complexity. We measure that by evaluating the number of tooth surfaces that the filling will restore. ...Read more

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After how many years can you replace a dental filling?

Many years.: If you maintain good oral hygiene, dental fillings may last many years. As long as there is no additional decay under a filling and it is not broken, you should not replace a filling. ...Read more

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Is there a maximum number of replacing dental filling?

Is there a maximum number of replacing dental filling?

No: If you mean the number that can be replaced at one time then, no. I would be concerned if amalgam fillings are being replaced. You do not want to replace too many of those as mercury is released when they are being taken out. ...Read more

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I'm nervous for dental filling. Can you calm my worries?

I'm nervous for dental filling. Can you calm my worries?

YES!: A good dentist should be able to get your tooth numb and complete your filling with minimal discomfort. Most likely you are listening to your friends who are making their dental experiences worse than they really were to make them feel tough! Don't be scared, I guarantee your building it up bigger than it really is! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental filling?

What is the definition or description of: dental filling?

Restorative material: A filling is a dental material to replace a portion of the tooth lost due to fracture or decay. It can be composite (white), silver or gold. ...Read more

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After how many years should you replace a dental filling?

After how many years should you replace a dental filling?

When it is time.: Thorough examination, both clinical and with x-rays / imaging is recommended to determine whether a filling needs to be replaced. Some may not be pretty, or perfect, but still intact and functional. Clearly, if there is decay or marginal breakdown, then it should be replaced. I have some fillings that were placed in 1964 -- not perfect or beautiful, but still working. Keep the checkups. ...Read more

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How come 2 sided dental filling still hurt after 5 weeks?

How come 2 sided dental filling still hurt after 5 weeks?

Pulp inflammed: The chief reasons why fillings can hurt after placement are inflammation of the tooth pulp or the filling being too high. A minor amount of sensitivity is considered normal but if the tooth really hurts or the filling feels high you should consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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What to expect if I've never had a dental filling before?

What to expect if I've never had a dental filling before?

No pain: Your dentist will numb the area he will be working on prior starting your filling. Likely a rubber dam will be used to isolate the tooth from your saliva which will contaminate the filling if gotten wet. He/she will use a high speed handpiece to remove the decay down to solid tooth structure. The filling material you decide upon will be placed and finished. You are now done. ...Read more

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Do people ever pick up radio waves through dental fillings?

Negative: Never heard of this happening and after 35 years at it I suspect I would have if it were happening. Often joked about. However, someone could plan to place different things in a tooth and cover it with a crown. But, not regular fillings. ...Read more

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Help dental experts! My tooth colored filling turned black?

Stain or decay: Fillings do not last a lifetime. White fillings can stain, and if the filling appears to be "black", then most likely you have a big cavity underneath it. Get to a local dentist soon to avoid root canal therapy and/or a crown. ...Read more