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Yes: Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by white composite resin fillings. However, some amalgam fillings that extend under the gums might be harder to restore with the composite resins due to the amount of fluid and saliva that could contaminate the site on the tooth into which the composite resin will be placed, thereby reducing the effectiveness and long term survival of the filling. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probably sun: The most likely explanation is sun/UV light exposure to normal small salivary glands in the lips causing a small amount of inflammation. Because it is painless It is much less likely to be a cold sore due to the herpes virus. I believe it should resolve on its own. Keep your lips moisturized with use of an OTC lip balm. If it persists or more develop, consider consultation with a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Restorative options-: That depends upon many factors, such as your bite, the size and location of the damaged or lost tooth structure, esthetic requirements and long term goals. Either one might be a viable option. What is best for your particular situation should be a topic of discussion between you and your dentist after the tooth is evaluated. The typical choices would be filling, laminate or crown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had veneers fitted, returned due to black dot, dentist drilled surface of veneer. Now that part not shiny. Has he removed protective glaze/coating?
No he has not: The fact is the surface of a veneer is shiny because it is either polished, glazed or both. Using a drill can cause that 'polish' to go away. However, by polishing it well, it can become just as shiny as before. But don't worry, because it does not weaken or damage the veneer at all ...Read more
Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.
I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more
Flesh coloured raised bump (bit bigger than pencil eraser) on bum cheek (inch over from crack). Bit firm and Looks almost like hive, not itchy.
Bump: This is difficult to say without seeing. Is it painful? Oozing anything? The best would be to see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a zirconia crown put on a front tooth and gum line around crown looks very dark, and gum looks purple compared to surrounding gum. Why is that?
Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?
Direct porcelain tooth colored fillings can be use to fill broken front tooth and is very durable than resin so why direct resin fillings are popular?
It depends: On the extent of tooth loss. Minimal tooth loss is easily fixed with a direct resin bonded restoration. For more extensive tooth loss or for complete tooth coverage, porcelain or ceramics are preferred. Resin restorations are also considerably more economical than ceramic restorations. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gum slightly receded above my crown leaving a slight margin. Theres no carrie and the crown is in tact, can the margin just be patched w/ composite?
Small circular raised mole appeared overnight. Surrounding skin is red w pinprick petechiae. Small petechiae over torso and arms for week come and go?
See a doctor: This needs to be examined in order to even begin to speculate as to what this is. Show this to a doctor and perhaps to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??
Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more
Dental: Tiny black dot on back of tooth #5 smaller than pepper. No indentation/discomfort. Next to composite filling! Another on a molar! What's this?
Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.
Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst if it is the only time you have had this. Many people can get multiple of these in the same area over the years. I would not recommend trying to squeeze it because it will make it worse. Apply warm compressses for 10 min twice a day. If very sore see your md for antibiotics that will improve the symptoms even though it is not a true infections. ...Read more