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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Please suggest a way to correct my teeth problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the ways to fix my teeth and make them better. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly ask your question in detail with your exact problem, so that I can answer your doubts to my best. Revert back with more details to a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist  Read Full »

What is the procedure to fix the gap between two front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a gap between my front two teeth. I want to close the gap. Can you please suggest any process for it?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are two treatment options. 1. Ortho (braces) treatment. 2. Tooth-colored fillings. Gap closure by braces is a permanent solution. Your teeth will be aligned and the gap can be closed naturally. This option is suggested when the gap is very wide and this...  Read Full »

I got composite filling in my front teeth and it fell off on a whole. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I had some composite fillings placed on the front surfaces of several teeth last year, at the top of the tooth near the gum line where dentine had been exposed due to wearing away of the enamel. Several of the fillings have fallen out. They were not worn down by brushing, but actually...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Usually, composite restoration lasts for four to five years. Composite filling is not as strong as amalgam fillings. Moreover it has to be taken care of more than amalgam fillings. Preca...  Read Full »

How to fix the broken edges of my front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front two teeth are not fixed and have broken edges because of a car accident, but right now I feel like my lower front tooth are peeling. I can feel a white powder type thing whenever I touch the tooth with my tongue. I cannot bite from my upper front tooth plus after the trauma I...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have gone through your clinical picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do not be tensed. This can be treated. White powder substance in your lower front tooth is called calculus. Food deposits or plaque that...  Read Full »

Can a decayed tooth be saved?

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with a big problem. Over the years my teeth have been slowly decaying. I was not big on brushing and now my molars are completely messed up. One of them is basically gone with a very dark color hole in it. The other molar is slowly getting to that point and it is about halfway...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The one grossly decayed tooth can be saved if you ask your dentist to do root canal treatment on it. Root canal treatment followed by a metal post in it and ceramic crown over it will help in saving the tooth. If you cannot afford the treatment, then the only solution ...  Read Full »

Should I get a filling when a small part of composite restoration is chipped off?

Query: Hello doctor, If a tooth with a little bit of a composite filling that is chipped off at the edge should it be replaced? It is on a molar tooth and does not hurt. The dental explorer does stick in there but no signs of decay on the X-ray. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no sign of decay, so you need not worry for now. But be extra careful with that tooth, you should maintain good oral hygiene, clean full mouth with fingers after every meal, there should be no food lodgement in your tooth. Rinse mouth properly after every...  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 2 teeth. I am attaching a photo of x-ray. Please check second upper tooth from left in the x-ray. Also let me know, if this can be cured by filling?  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

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 »

How can a gap between teeth be adjusted after cap placement?

Query: Hello doctor, I just recently had an RCT and crown placed on the upper front tooth. Now, there is a gap between my two front teeth. Can the crown be adjusted now?  Read Full »


Dr. Vijeta Singh

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After capping, it is very difficult to adjust the crown because it may lead to misalignment of the crown with respect to occlusion. There is another method by which you can close the gap between tooth like composite filling between tooth leaving the cervical area or ...  Read Full »

Is composite dental bonding durable?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask whether composite dental bonding is durable or if I bite a mutton stew or chicken leg piece, it will come out? Is it for a lifetime? If it dismantles anyway, is it freely replaceable or I need to pay again? Also, I have heard that laser treatment leads to early fall of a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Yes, you can eat whatever you want to eat, there is no issue of chewing. Make sure you do not eat any hard substance for the first 24 hours. After that, you can eat mutton or chicken anytime. Better is to ...  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

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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