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Why do I have pain when chewing after having a composite filling?

I had a composite filling done on my lower back tooth today and now that the numbness has worn off I have a sharp pain in my tooth when chewing. I can... READ MORE

Why does my tooth hurt after a composite filling?

About 2 weeks ago I had a small cavity filled on my right premoler and ever since I got it filled my whole tooth/jaw under my tooth has been sore and... READ MORE

Composite Filling Sensitivity and Aching?

I got one several yrs ago and have had problems ever since. Immediately I noticed sensitivity to hot and cold. My tooth aches down deep and the gums... READ MORE

Is It Common for Part of a Dental Crown to Break off Within 5 Weeks After Crown Was Recemented?

Crown on my lower molar was loose. Dentist "popped" it off & recemented it. 5 wks later, a corner of crown fell off while I was eating.... READ MORE

I'm 15; Can I Get Porcelain Veneers or Composite Veneers?

I'm 15 turning 16 I'm December and I have a horror ally gummy smile. My gums are much larger than my teeth I feel really embarrassed and self... READ MORE

New Dentist Says Replacing Silver with Composite will Increase Chance of Root Canal, is This True?

My old dentist put metal fillings in teeth that are visible (the ones behind the bicuspids on both sides). You can see the metal through the sides if... READ MORE

I had a tiny spot of micro leakage on a composite filling on a molar that I wanted repaired without removing the whole filling.

I clearly emphasized to the dentist do only that little spot. He did two molars, the one turned out good but the other tooth looks like another layer... READ MORE

Porcelain vs composite fillings for small cavities. Which is best?

I have multiple cavities which are small (some are on top of tooth others are on the side of tooth) but my dentist recommend me to be filled with... READ MORE

Can you put a lighter shade composite on top of a darker composite?

I have a composite on my tooth, because it it darker than the rest of my teeth and the shape is smaller as well I have been weighing the option of... READ MORE

Who is a candidate for composite veneers?

My dentist says that I do not have enough enamel on my teeth for composite veneers and also they are worn down so he recommends crowns. I would rather... READ MORE

Should composite fillings be replaced every 3 years?

My dentist recommends replacing my composite fillings every 3 years, is it necessary? I have pretty big fillings and changing it every 3 years would... READ MORE

Veneers over composite resin?

I have recently finished Invisalign and have great straight teeth. however the shape of my teeth are not desirable. I have composite on my two front... READ MORE

My Dentist is Refusing to Give Me Dental Record of Pictures Before Veneers? What Could the Reason Be?

I got composite veneers done two weeks ago, and am not completely satisfied with the treatment. I'm still in the midst of my after care polishing... READ MORE

can I have white resin put on a tooth that is yellow? Will it look right? Can it be done? (Photo)

I have decalcification spots on most of teeth caused from braces. I have had composite resin put on 3 of my teeth and matched with the color of my... READ MORE

It looks like I have a cracked tooth syndrome. Dentist is recommending full crown rather than onlay. Is this correct?

I had a composite done in april, july i had pain when biting down on hard food, certain spot. went back to dentist, xrays were done, exam, no high... READ MORE

I wonder if Dr. Chao Pinhole technique is possible in my situation? Is his procedure usually covered by a dental plan? Thanks.

Hello, I have a mild gum recession over the necks of #11, #13. #11 is a site of a future crown, #13 neck is exposed by about 1-2 mm and covered by a... READ MORE

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