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Doctor insights on: How Does A Dentist Fix A Chipped Front Tooth With Filling

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How does a dentist fix a chipped front tooth with filling?

How does a dentist fix a chipped front tooth with filling?

Depends: The size of the chip is important in choosing how to fix it. If it's a small chip, then a resin composite or bonding can be done in a way that blends with the color of the tooth and if done and taken care of properly can last for a long time. If it's a bigger chip, you'd be looking a fixing it with porcelain in the form of a veneer or a crown, as it is a more durable and color stable material. ...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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My dentist said the white plastic filling i had on my front tooth years ago is attracting stains and laser. Why is that?

My dentist said the white plastic filling i had on my front tooth years ago is attracting stains and laser. Why is that?

Staining: The tooth colored composite fillings used years ago were more porous and therefore picked up stains easier over time. The newer materials can receive a higher polish and maintain their integrity for longer periods of time. ...Read more

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I have an old discolored formerly white filling on my front tooth. Could the dentist replace it? He only likes amalgams and gold, of course

I have an old discolored formerly white filling on my front tooth. Could the dentist replace it? He only likes amalgams and gold, of course

Talk to him: I don't know of any present day dentists who would advocate placing a silver colored filling or a gold colored filling on a front tooth. Talk to him about various other options and what's the most conservative treatment available. Ask him what he would recommend to you if you were his son. ...Read more

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Went to dentist had 3 cavities filled within 24 hours 1 feel out front tooth called dentist will fix dec 15 why did filling come out and tooth chip?

Went to dentist had 3 cavities filled within 24 hours 1 feel out front tooth called dentist  will fix dec 15   why did filling come out and tooth chip?

Impossible to say: Sometimes fillings fall out due to the bite (opposing teeth hitting it in a non-functional way,) weak bonding or not enough retention, or some other problem. Hard to say without being the one who placed it. ...Read more

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I have a filling type thing on my front tooth. And there's a yellow stain on it. How can I get rid of it without going to a dentist?

I have a filling type thing on my front tooth. And there's a yellow stain on it. How can I get rid of it without going to a dentist?

If..................: You can't remove it with thorough brushing and any whitening toothpaste, along with proper flossing, it's to the dentist if you want it to look better. There are no other magic tricks or remedies. Besides, even if it just looks like some yellowing, it might be the tip of the iceberg and indicative of some bigger problem. Either way, see you dentist. ...Read more

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My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling. Is it the same with crown?

No better: actually what you had is better than crown crown is preserved to a tooth that lost some of the surface so instead of removing it the crown will save ir by replacing the lost surface you are good good luck ...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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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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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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Im embarrass to go to the dentist because I have two big cavities in front on my teeth what will the dr do can I get a filling?

Im embarrass to go to the dentist because I have two big cavities in front on my teeth what will the dr do can I get a filling?

Stop and Think: What is more embarrassing? Showing the dentist your situation, or keep showing your friends your bad smile situation. Remember that the dentist can help your appearance in front of your friends - so get the treatment to not be embarrassed in front of your friends that you see daily. ...Read more

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