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Doctor insights on: Fillings In Front Teeth

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How do you get fillings in front teeth?

How do you get fillings in front teeth?

Bonding materials: Most anterior fillings today are bonded white composite materials. The decay is removed, then tooth colored material is used to fill and adhere.. ...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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The dentist put me uneven filling on front teeth making one wider than another changing shape of it. Can this be fixed to look normal like before?

The dentist put me uneven filling on front teeth making one wider than another changing shape of it. Can this be fixed to look normal like before?

Symmetry: I can't image why both of your front teeth can't be made symmetrical in size, shape and shade. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make it more difficult or in rare cases impossible. You should start by discussing your wishes with your own dentist. If you're not satisfied with the answer, seek a second or even a third opinion. Some dentists have a better cosmetic flare than others. ...Read more

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Fillings on front teeth 03/12/15, local anesthetic, severe pain around nose.

Fillings on front teeth 03/12/15, local anesthetic, severe pain around nose.

Not uncommon: Local anesthetic injection sites are typically sore for several days. Also dental treatment may result in tooth discomfort due to inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. Take an NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with any pain, if necessary. If the pain persists or worsens after a few days, see your dentist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How hard is it to put fillings in the front teeth?

How hard is it to put fillings in the front teeth?

Routine: Your dentist does this daily. He is highly trained to do this effortlessly.
Just don't try it at home! ...Read more

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I've got fillings in my front teeth, what happened if I use teeth whitening?

I've got fillings in my front teeth, what happened if I use teeth whitening?

You'll see fillings: If you front teeth fillings are in an area where they would be visible if they didn't already match your tooth shade, than whitening your teeth would make the fillings stand out. Your options are to do nothing or whiten your teeth and than replace your fillings with the shade that matches. There are other options, but they are much more invasive. ...Read more

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Iam going for fillings in my front teeth will they cover the whole tooth to make white, and when they numb me what's chances of damages or staying numb?

Iam going for fillings in my front teeth will they cover the whole tooth to make white, and when they numb me what's chances of damages or staying numb?

Dental care: Do not be anxious about your care. Complications from using local anesthetic are virtually zero. Regarding covering the entire surface of your tooth, you'll need to discuss your treatment objectives with your dentist... your dentist can tailor your treatment to give you the results you desire. All the best... ...Read more

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Are white fillings used in between your front teeth generally noticeable or not?

Are white fillings used in between your front teeth generally noticeable or not?

Tooth colored: The restoration procedure will go unnoticed. They may be used on front and back teeth without compromising health and esthetics. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are white fillings used in between your front teeth noticeable?

Can you tell me: are white fillings used in between your front teeth noticeable?

Tooth colored: The restoration procedure will go unnoticed. They may be used on front and back teeth without compromising health and esthetics. ...Read more

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I had two fillings done to my two front teeth yesterday at noon. Above my upper lip area is still extremely swollen no pain just swelling :/?

I had two fillings done to my two front teeth yesterday at noon. Above my upper lip area is still extremely swollen no pain just swelling :/?

Anterior Swelling: Good day;
Occasionally there is an allergic reaction to the local aesthetic; possibly the nerve in one of the anterior teeth has abscessed! Contact the dentist who placed fillings and let him diagnosis situation. ...Read more

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I've got to have fillings in my front 6 teeth can they do without numbing I'm so scared of being numb n not coming unnumb or nerve damage?

I've got to have fillings in my front 6 teeth can they do without numbing I'm so scared of being numb n not coming unnumb or nerve damage?

Possibly: Depends on how deep they are and your pain tolerance. In addition, Nitrous oxide can be used to help with the discomfort. Realistically billions of injections have been given with a very, very low rate of paresthesia. There are no major nerves in the area under your nose. Your fears are unwarranted. ...Read more

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Help with 2 year olds front teeth! Filling or crowns with pulpotomy?

Pedodontist!!: If your child needs a pulpotomy, doing just a filling will make the situation worse. If a cavity is into the nerve of the tooth and the tooth is alive a pulpotomy along with filling or strip crown is appropriate. If the nerve is dead, typically the teeth are helped out of the mouth, and given to the tooth fairy. A dead baby tooth can cause a problem with a growing permebant tooth. See pedodontist! ...Read more

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I have gaps in my front teeth and either side of the tooth to the right of them, would fillings work or hide the gaps?

I have gaps in my front teeth and either side of the tooth to the right of them, would fillings work or hide the gaps?

It can be done, but.: Whether or not it should be done, is a very different question. It depends upon many factors, such as your bite, health of your teeth and gums, amount of spacing, symmetry, long term prognosis, your expectations, etc. I suggest that you discuss all your options, along with pros and cons and costs of each with a dentist who can actually examine you and see x-rays of your teeth. ...Read more

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I'm missing one of my 4 front teeth and there is also a gap on my 2 front teeth. Can I just do filling on my 2 of my front teeth to make the gap go away?

Have dental exam: A dentist can help explain to you if fillings/bonding can be done to close the gap. A dentist needs to be careful not to make the teeth look to wide for the height of the tooth. After a thorough exam, the dentist can explain the best treatment option for you. ...Read more

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When getting front teeth fillings who does it the dentist or her assistant?

When getting front teeth fillings who does it the dentist or her assistant?

The dentist: The dental assistant is an adjunct to the dental team. Assisting the dentist in all realms of patient care in the room. If you have any concerns, speak with your dentist prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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I just had my two front teeth crowned and the other two front teeth were treated with composite filling. My question is, is it ok for me to do scaling?

I just had my two front teeth crowned and the other two front teeth were treated with composite filling. My question is, is it ok for me to do scaling?

Yes: You can have your teeth scaled if needed. The best things that you can do is to follow the home care program that your dentist has recommended for you. This will increase the life of your crowns. ...Read more

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Dentist did a quick cleaning of tarter on my front teeth before doing filling else, updated_at = now () where. Now I find one of the front teeth has become very sensitive. What do I do?

Dentist did a quick cleaning of tarter on my front teeth before doing filling else, updated_at = now () where. Now I find one of the front teeth has become very sensitive. What do I do?

Recession: Most likely cause is that you presented at the office with a substantial amount of tarter on your teeth and have had gum recession exposing parts of the teeth that are not meant to be exposed. Try a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Also make sure you return for a proper cleaning and examination. ...Read more

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I have a very small gap in my front teeth. Do I need to use braces to close it or using filling will do?

I have a very small gap in my front teeth. Do I need to use braces to close it or using filling will do?

How small?: Remember, after your teeth are bonded, they will appear slightly wider and may throw off proportionality.
Bonding also stains and chips off, so you'll be redoing the restorations now and then. Orthodontics may offer you a better option, but your own dentist will need to explain this to you. Seek a second opinion if necessary. ...Read more

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My two front teeth broke and I got fillings. Though tonight one fell out. What do you think my dentist will put in to fill in that gap?

My two front teeth broke and I got fillings. Though tonight one fell out. What do you think my dentist will put in to fill in that gap?

Filling at 13 years: At your age, another filling is probably appropriate. The problem with bonding front teeth is that they break down and need attention through the years. As you age and the pulp (nerve and blood supply) to the tooth recede you can have a veneer or a crown done that makes the restoration more durable. ...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 with out Fluoride composite use. ...Read more

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What's the chances of having dental numbing for the front teeth of getting nerve damage or staying numb or worse in panic suppose to do fillings tom?

What's the chances of having dental numbing for the front teeth of getting nerve damage or staying numb or worse in panic suppose to do fillings tom?

Speak with dentist: Speak with your dentist prior to the procedure. The dentist may be able to prescribe medication to alleviate your fears and make this a seamless experience. In addition, if needed, nitrous oxide can be used. Be sure to bring a driver. Permanent nerve damage from an anterior infiltration would be rare and the benefit outlay the risk. You will be fine. ...Read more

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4 days after getting 5 fillings on right side my face hurts from cheek bone down throat from front teeth to ear and hard to swallow or talk?

4 days after getting 5 fillings on right side my face hurts from cheek bone down throat from front teeth to ear and hard to swallow or talk?

Check Bite: Return to your dentist and have him check your bite. Often when you are numb it is difficult to correct the bite. ...Read more

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Why are my two front teeth hurting?

Why are my two front teeth hurting?

IDK: I could give you a list of 50 causes. This requires a personal clinical exam and x-rays to determine cause along with advising appropriate treatment. See a dentist asap and feel better sooner. ...Read more

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My front teeth feel like they have moved?

My front teeth feel like they have moved?

Front teeth moved: There is no way to be sure without a clinical/visual exam and additional information.
Movement of teeth can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, bruxing (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), unrestored decay of fractures, crowding due to eruption of wisdom teeth.
Make an appointment with a dentist for an examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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Why are my two front teeth are transparent?

Enamel: The enamel is translucent, and near the edges of your teeth, where there is no dentin, it appears transparent. ...Read more

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Why do my upper front teeth always ache?

Depends: It could be tooth/nose/ or sinus related. Your dentist can check for cavities and/or cysts. If ok see your ent. ...Read more

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Can bonding help close small gaps in front teeth?

Can bonding help close small gaps in front teeth?

It can...: Have yourself evaluated at a local dentist to see if that procedure is right for you. Remember bonding doesn't last forever, so ask your dentist about invisalign. ...Read more

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Can bonding fix my diastema in my two front teeth?

Possibly: It would depend on the size space and bite, porcelain veneers may be the answer ...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