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How long will a temporary tooth filling last?

How long will a temporary tooth filling last?

It depends: The need for a temporary filling may stem from a small chip or a much more substantial loss of part of a tooth, or even from an opening that a dentist may make. There is a very wide choice of materials for temporary fillings. Some are soft and meant to be easily removed. Others may last a very long time (up to or beyond a year). The answer depends on a combination of these factors. ...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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Do you think it could be ok to use araldite glue as a temporary tooth filling?

Do you think it could be ok to use araldite glue as a temporary tooth filling?

No : While this glue is strong, it is not made to be used in you mouth. The best thing to do is see a dentist and have your tooth treated. If you can't see a dentist then try an over the counter temporary filling product. At least this will not do you any harm until you see a dentist. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade remedy for a tooth filling?

If there was...: ... There would be no need to see a dentist. Dental care is not just a mouthful of toothpaste. Please see a dentist to restore that tooth. ...Read more

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How long tooth filling hurt?

How long tooth filling hurt?

Not uncommon: The most common reason for pain right after the anesthetic wears off is that the filling is too high. Call your dentist to adjust the height of the filling. ...Read more

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How can you hide a tooth filling?

How can you hide a tooth filling?

Get a white filling : White fillings or composite resin fillings are the color of the natural tooth. Talk to your dentist about white fillings. ...Read more

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What is the safest tooth filling?

What is the safest tooth filling?

ADA approved : Any dental material that is approved by American Dental Association has an established record of safety and effectiveness. Both dental amalgams and various alternative materials are considered effective and safe to use. Your dentist will help you to chose the best one for you. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a tooth filling?

Unlikely: Once you have had enough local anesthesia, then you should not feel any pain. ...Read more

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My tooth filling hurts. What's wrong?

Many reasons: Teeth can hurt after a filling due to improperly placed filling or a dying or irritated tooth nerve. ...Read more

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If a tooth filling came out what do we do?

If a  tooth filling came out what do we do?

Refill, Crown or....: Fillings usually don't just come out unless something is wrong. More often than not it is due to recurrent decay under or around the filling. Sometimes it's just from wear and tear over time or enough pressure on the filling causing it to break. Occasionally the surrounding tooth breaks and then the filling falls out. Your dentist can determine if it can be refilled or a crown is necessary. ...Read more

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Can this stain on my tooth filling go away?

Maybe: If it is a silver filling and the tooth is turning grey no. If it is a tooth colored filling maybe with a good cleaning. If the stain is through and through (the entire filling has changed color) then a new filling is in order. ...Read more

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