Composite Dental Filling

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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Does bracket replacement cause pieces of tooth to come out?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a bracket replaced this morning, and I think he put some stuff on my tooth. I do not know what it was, but now my tooth is coming out in pieces. Is that normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are placed on the tooth using composite material, which is also white in color. We place the composite on the base of the bracket and put it onto the tooth, and excess composite flows out through the sides of the bracket from between the base of the bracket and ...  Read Full »

The crown of my front tooth chipped, and I want to know how to fix it temporarily until I meet my dentist?

Query: Hi doctor, This happened this evening. I just need some guidance on what I can use to hold this crown together until I see the dentist. It is the front teeth, so if I open my mouth, the view will not be pleasant. I am currently taking Propranolol 60 mg daily. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Upon review, I think it is a tooth fracture. Please provide me with pictures or more details of presenting the complaint. Elaborately these are to be done. a) Tooth fracture if front teeth can be restored with composite. You can preserve the fractured segment of the to...  Read Full »

My tooth had chipped. Now that I have it, how should I keep it safe?

Query: Hi doctor, My tooth had become chipped. As I have the chipped tooth with me, how do I keep it preserved?  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Unfortunately, a chipped tooth can only be saved if it is under ten years of age. Once adult tooth chips off or fractures, it cannot be stuck or attached back in place. You will need to get the chipped part fixed....  Read Full »

My tooth feels strange, but I am not in pain. What could be wrong?

Query: Hi, doctor. My tooth feels strange. It does not pain, but I can feel something that is making me worried. I am now in a foreign nation and do not have dental insurance because it is not prevalent in this country. I am lost on what to do, so please assist me.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Upon review, the following findings were discovered, it might be related to a chipped anterior tooth, tooth sensitivity, or any deposited plaque, stains, or calculus. If the strange feeling is caused by lower mandibul...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for midline space between upper front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My upper and lower jaw teeth are misaligned. There is 8mm of midline space in the upper front teeth. What will be the probable treatment for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been better if you had mentioned your age. For an exact diagnosis and treatment plan, attach a more detailed history and an intraoral picture of your mouth. If you have 8mm of midline diastema (space between the teeth), you usually require orthodontic ...  Read Full »

The gaps between my teeth reappeared as I discontinued wearing retainers. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had braces for three years, and the gaps appeared again when I discontinued the retainer. So, I underwent tooth-bonding, but within a year, it chipped. Do I have to wear braces for the second time?  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and I will answer all your doubts. But, first, I want to clarify if only the composite has chipped off or if you have to wear braces again because you discontinued the retainer treatment the first time. To bridge the gap between your teeth...  Read Full »

I have a tooth with small stains next to the filled tooth. Are they cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the photos of my teeth. The tooth, which is next to the tooth with a filling, has some small stains. What are these little stains? Are they cavities? This tooth often feels sensitive and at times hurts when I floss if I have food stuck between my teeth. I am on birth contr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The stain does not seem to be a cavity by seeing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sensitivity and pain while flossing seems to occur due to the deep filling and food impaction between those teeth. Also, the two metal filling are ...  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 »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 sensitivity afte...  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 »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this can be cured by restoration.  Read Full »

After filling my upper two teeth, I have sharp pain over them. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I went to get a filling on my bottom tooth. The dentist noticed two small holes in my top teeth. So, she filled them. Since then, I have had nothing but sharp tooth pains, and have not been able to eat. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A sharp pain in a filled tooth can indicate a few possible problems: A high point, due to over-filling. Your teeth will contact earlier in that tooth, leading to a lot of pressure on that tooth. A leakage in the filling, especially if it is a composite (tooth colored) ...  Read Full »

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