Composite dental fillings are tooth-colored restorative materials used to fill tooth cavities. As this material forms a chemical bond with the tooth, it is used to fill small cavities. Dental composites are more aesthetic than amalgam fillings.
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I have a sensitive front tooth that was broken in an accident. What can be done to restore it?
Query: Hello doctor, How can I repair a front tooth that was chipped or broken in an accident and has become very sensitive? Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. An IOPAR (intraoral periapical radiograph) will assist in determining whether the pulp is exposed or not. If the pulp of your teeth is still intact and protected, you can simply have it restored using a tooth-colored material known as comp... Read Full »
Should I go straight for veneers or scrape off the current resin on my teeth and whiten them?
Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny teeth, so when I was younger, my dentist put resin to fill in the gaps between my teeth. All is well, except the resin cannot be whitened. As I would like to get pearly white teeth, I was wondering whether my best option would be to go straight for veneers or if it would be be... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your condition and would love to help you. Both treatment methods will provide excellent results, but it depends on what you prefer the most. For example, if you can resist complex substances or can refrain from using your teeth for notable works such ... Read Full »
Is it possible to close the gap between the two front teeth without braces, and how long would it take?
Query: Hello doctor, Is there a way to close the gap between the two front teeth without braces, and if so, how long would it take? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the gap is very mild, we can go for a composite build-up which will be done in a single appointment. Even appliances with a split labial bow or finger springs can be used. But we need to clinically examine you along with X-rays like OPG (orthopantomography) and la... Read Full »
I have extreme sensitivity to cold in the area of oldest filling. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I had not been to a dentist in about a decade (I am 30 years old) till five months back. I had not had any problems or noticeable cavities till about a year ago, when a fair few seemed to pop up all at once, a few on the front of my incisors. Now I admit, I had slacked off in adulthood ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. The reason could be either your enamel is weak or maybe you are chewing or biting hard on those filled surfaces in the front areas of teeth. The composite filling does not have much strength when done in deep caries of back teeth or a larger portion of fro... Read Full »
How can gaps in front teeth be filled in a 21 year old female?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 21 years old and has major gaps in front teeth. What is the best way to fill the gaps? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way would be the usage of braces for the gaps between the teeth. If the gaps are less and present between a few teeth only, you can go for veneers. Considering the age, going for braces would be a better option. Still, seeing the patient directly and reviewing ... Read Full »
How do I get rid of yellow stains on my teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have yellow stains in my teeth. I feel very bad before others. This problem has been there since childhood. I have attached the pictures of my stained teeth. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a permanent discoloration which cannot be removed by normal means like dental scaling. It needs a treatment called lamineering of the front 4 or 6 teeth as required. In... Read Full »
A hole has started to develop in one of my upper teeth. What are my options?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and have not seen a dentist since I was 18. I have a hole that has started to develop in one of my top teeth (although I have not experienced pain from it) and believe it is due to a cavity or gum disease. I use spitting tobacco and know I have other teeth issues. But... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is a cavity and not a gum problem. In medical terminology, it is called a class-V dental cavity. If it does not pain, it can be simply filled with a GIC (glass iono... Read Full »
Can the gap between my front teeth be corrected?
Query: Hello doctor, I want to know what can be done to get my teeth in proper alignment as there is a gap between two teeth. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. If you have a gap between the front teeth only, then the condition is called as midline diastema. It can be treated orthodontically as well as with conservative management (operative dentistry). In o... Read Full »
My filled tooth hurts while drinking cold stuff. What could be done?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I got my cavity filled two days back. Now, it hurts when I drink cold stuff. Is there anything I can do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few things I would like to ask: Did you have a sensitivity to cold even before getting your tooth filled? What kind of filling have you got? Is it a silver filling or a tooth-colored filling? Sometimes, patients do experience this type of s... Read Full »
Can my tooth cavity be cured by filling?
Query: Hi doctor, I got my dental checkup done recently. A small cavity was observed on the side of my tooth between two teeth. I am attaching a photo of the x-ray. Please check the second upper tooth from the left in the x-ray. Also, let me know if this can be cured by filling? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this can be cured by restoration. Read Full »