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How do you fix cavities on front teeth?

How do you fix cavities on front teeth?

Cosmetics: The decay is removed and the tooth will be restored with a composite material that matches you tooth. If there is extensive decay a crown may be recommended. The goal of your dentist is to restore your tooth so it looks as natural as possible. Talk to a dentist about your options. ...Read more

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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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How do dentists fix cavities in the front teeth?

How do dentists fix cavities in the front teeth?

Big or small?: Small cavities are taken care of with bonded tooth colored composite fillings. When cavities get bigger and the strength of the tooth is compromised a porcelain restoration that covers most of or all of the tooth is used. This would be called a veneer, or partial crown or full crown depending on the size of the cavity. ...Read more

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One of my front teeth has a cavity in it, can somebody help please?

One of my front teeth has a cavity in it, can somebody help please?

This is a job for : The dentist. There is no way around it. Keeping your teeth and keeping them healthy is really important for your quality of life. Please see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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How do cavities get fixed in the front teeth without being noticeable?

How do cavities get fixed in the front teeth without being noticeable?

Bonded restorations: Tooth colored fillings can be used to restore cavities in those anterior teeth. The composite material comes in many shades, and your dentist will match the color to your own tooth. If the tooth is severely damaged, then porcelain restorations can be used, and the same color matching applies. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if I have a cavity on my bottom front teeth?

I'm interested to know what happens if I have a cavity on my bottom front teeth?

White filling: Usually a white filling will be placed as a restoration on your anterior teeth. ...Read more

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I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type

I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type

Cavities: Without knowing the exact extent of the decay, it is hard to determine what treatment you need and what the total cost would be. Simple fillings are less expensive that root canals, posts, and crowns. That being said, since fees vary so widely from town to town and office to office, a fee quoted you over the internet is meaningless. Seek the advice of a local dentist who is going to treat you. ...Read more

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Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

If there were: No space before the cavities were present, then your dentist should be able to bond the area to close the space. If there was a space (diastema) a dentist can also close that space with a bonded composite restoration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have pain in front teeth that's not from a cavity, will I need a root canal?

I have pain in front teeth that's not from a cavity, will I need a root canal?

See your dentist: I can appreciate your concern about your dental health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the best answer to your problem. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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I think that I have a cavity on one of my front teeth. I noticed some discoloration. Is there a quick topical OTC fix until I get to dentist?

I think that I have a cavity on one of my front teeth.  I noticed some discoloration. Is there a quick topical OTC fix until I get to dentist?

Discoloration: Not really. Most chemicals used like bleaching could make the tooth sensitive due to the cavity. It's best to get it fixed. ...Read more

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Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?

Second opinion: I would need to see the "small cavities", but I am concerned about leaving carious lesions on any teeth. See a pediatric dentist for a second opinion. It will cost less in the long run to fix them now. ...Read more

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If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?

If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?

Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...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 without Fluoride composite use. ...Read more

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How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july

How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july

Whenever : Whenever you notice something like this you need to make an appointment. Your reference to insurance covering only two visits should apply to routine exams and cleanings, not emergency situations or problem focused visits in between. Do not wait as a small cavity can get bigger and a big cavity can cause an abcessed tooth. How long that takes varies tremendously depending upon the situation but you don't want to take a chance to find out. Call now! ...Read more

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My front teeth ache, I have no cavities, no diseases of the mouth, and have been using a night guard. What could it be?

Many things: Without an examination any suggestion is just a shot in the dark. It could be trauma from when you were 15 years old, it could be continued trauma from your bite, it could be dens in dente. It is impossible to say over the internet. ...Read more

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My two front teeth were sensitive and sore about a week ago. I switched to Sensodyne. No help, now my front top and bottom teeth hurt so bad. I can't eat or sleep. My hard palate is white and super sensitive. There are no cavities and I brush twice daily!

My two front teeth were sensitive and sore about a week ago. I switched to Sensodyne. No help, now my front top and bottom teeth hurt so bad. I can't eat or sleep. My hard palate is white and super sensitive. There are no cavities and I brush twice daily!

Possible infection: Typically, "sensitive teeth" do not cause pain at the level you are describing. The white and painful palate is concerning for infection in the soft tissue. It does not take long for infection to travel from your mouth into your brain so this needs to be looked at today as 24 hours can make a big difference. If you cannot see your Dentist then utilize Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more

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Can shortening of front teeth affect bite? Feel very back molars touch before others do. Still feeling like front teeth are shorter than before. Not s

Can shortening of front teeth affect bite? Feel very back molars touch before others do. Still feeling like front teeth are shorter than before. Not s

Yes!: Upper front teeth should be long enough to slightly overlap lower front teeth. They need to "couple" in a certain way in order for the bite to function properly and actually protect the back teeth from harm. ...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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Tingling nerves in front teeth?

Tingling nerves in front teeth?

front teeth: Have you been using whitening gel, had a blow to the front teeth or other recent concerns? Have you seen a dentist to evaluate the teeth to check for potential reasons for the tingling? An x-ray of the front teeth will help to diagnose or rule out nerve damage. See your dentist if you haven't. A sensitivity tooth paste may help alleviate the feeling, but is not replacement for the dentist to ck. ...Read more

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Is gap in front teeth bad or good?

Neither: A gap between your front teeth is neither good nor bad, it is a personal choice. Many famous personalities have spaces, but if you do not like it then get it fixed. ...Read more

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Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abcess on my upper front teeth?

Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 24/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. The Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read more

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What can cause front teeth to tingle?

Recession: It is possible that your gums have receded and the root surface is now exposed. It is very common to have tingling and sensitivity as a result of this condition. ...Read more

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I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

And your ? is .....: And your? Is what can you do about it? A few things, but exactly what would work best in your mouth is hard to tell without an exam. Make an appointment with a local dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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How do I fix the gap in between my front teeth?

Many options: It depends on the size of the gap and how filling the gap will make your other teeth look. You need to sit down with a dentist and discuss your options in detail. ...Read more

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How to close the gap between my two front teeth?

How to close the gap between my two front teeth?

Many options: If This is the only problem, consider minor orthodontic treatment, if you don't like the way they look, you can have veneers placed on them closing the gap in the same time.,
Faster approaches like bonding might be considered depending on how large the space is. ...Read more

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Teeth problem, one front teeth is coloring grey?

Teeth problem, one front teeth is coloring grey?

Grey tooth: Usually from decay or trauma. if infected can affect underlying permanent teeth. All children should have 1st Dental Examination at time of 1st b'day (best w Pediatric Dental Specialist--Pedodontist) and 1st Orthodontic Examination at Age 7 (best w specialist Orthodontist). See Pedodontist to evaluate grey tooth. ...Read more

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What causes a "gap" between the two front teeth?

What causes a "gap" between the two front teeth?

Many things: The gap between your upper front teeth can be caused by a low frenum, which is the muscle attachment attaching the upper lip to the upper jaw. This fibrous band will keep the teeth apart. The space must be closed first before this attachment is cut or the space will open again. This is due to the scar tissue which forms following the frenectomy procedure. ...Read more