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Why Did My Doctor Place A Tooth Colored Filling On My Broken Tooth?

Last Sunday, my doctor placed a tooth colored filling on my more than half broken front tooth. Instead of filling only the broken part, he filled my whole tooth with tooth colored filling. I want to know that why he did so? He should fill only the missing structure.

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Why did my dentist fill the whole tooth?

You should ask him... but many time we fill the whole tooth so you don't a filling thats 10yrs old and another filling 1 day old good luck


Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD      CEO Baystate Dental PC

Springfield Dentist

Tooth Colored Filling Over Broken Tooth

Bonded tooth colored fillings need solid tooth enamel to get strong bonding. The more tooth that is being replaced, the more the dentist has to cover the remaining enamel in order to provide strength.

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