Can tooth filling be done twice?
There is no single number of how many times you can have a filling replaced. Usually, we will stop replacing the dental filling after the hole becomes too large. Once you have more filling material than natural tooth material your tooth no longer holds enough strength.
How long does a filling last on a molar?
Tooth-colored fillings are made from a mixture of fine glass and plastic particles. They are customized to match your enamel to blend in when you smile. Although they aren’t made from metal, they are durable. They generally last 10 to 12 years before needing to be replaced.
What happens if I Lose my second molar?
In most people, that will be the second molar. There is no tooth behind it to tip forward if that tooth is missing. If it’s a lower last molar, you will probably also end up losing the upper molar, because it will now have no opposing tooth and will drift down until it starts to bite on the gum, but that will be the extent of your problems.
Can a filling on a premolar be replaced?
I’ve had a couple of fillings replaced – one was a large amalgam on a molar and the other a small filling on a premolar. In both cases it was pretty much the same as having a normal filling, but with more drilling (to remove the existing filling.)
What can I do to replace my first molar?
A: Replacing a First Molar with a Dental Implant. All of these are viable options for replacement. Moving the two teeh forward with orthodontics is difficult and does not a very predictable outcome. Even if the space has closed somewhat, a smaller size tooth can be placed on the dental ipant.
What are the consequences of not replacing an extracted molar?
– shift / tilt of adjacent teeth in to the space of missing teeth , extrusion of opposing teeth. This will ultimately cause a shift in your bite / occlusion. Might cause issues with your bite/ tmj. – bone loss. Both in width and in height. Future implant might not be possible without re building the bone.
How to know if you need to replace a second molar?
A lower nightguard would help if you were espcially concerned about it, or if the dentist ever spotted early signs that it was happening. ask the dentist to check your occlusion- there is a chance that the opposing tooth has some contact with another tooth anyway whch would help prevent the problem.
What happens when a lower molar is removed?
So some teeth are only biting on half of the tooth…. which is often all we need. The lower molars do not over erupt as commonly as the upper molars do when the opposing tooth is removed. Sometimes the bone over-erupts as well causing a much more serious problem.
Is it normal to have a missing molar?
Your teeth will become misaligned leading to decay, gum diseases, and falling out of other teeth. Though a missing tooth may look normal, it can become a cause of concern over the time. Once you have a missing molar, you need to choose a tooth replacement option before there is more damage.
What happens if you decide not to replace a tooth?
Patients can suffer a number of negative consequences if they decide against tooth replacement. A missing tooth detracts from the smile’s important work of chewing. The absent tooth played an important role in processing food, and forces may shift onto adjoining teeth.