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Filling keeps falling out

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Imapparentlyhere

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Hello, so I've had a filling on my front tooth 3 times now from about march and everytime it falls out within a couple of weeks, they're using composite.
Any reason for this? Thank you
 
1) The filling is not being bonded into the tooth properly, possibly due to saliva contamination or something else
2) The filling is simply too big or in an area where there are too many biting forces on it for a filling to work and you'll need a crown or a veneer
3) You're doing something with your teeth that's causing it to fail, e.g. opening beer bottles, biting insulation off wires (don't snigger, I've seen both of those!).
4) The filling isn't being cured properly, sometimes the blue light is failing due to somebody dropping it and breaking some of the fiberoptic core (seen that one too!). It sets the superficial part of the filling but the base remains soggy.
 
Thank you!
The dentist said it's a small filling so it will never stay for more than a few months and she'll need to make the hole bigger for it to stay, does this sound about right? I had one today and it already feels wobbly, i keep having to push it back in with my tongue
 
Just brushed my teeth and it's fell out again 🙃
 
The dentist said it's a small filling so it will never stay for more than a few months and she'll need to make the hole bigger for it to stay, does this sound about right?
Honestly no, not really. She might need to open it up a little bit to get some fresh enamel to bond the filling to, but that's no biggie.
 
@Gordon Thank you, theyve said I can wait to my next appointment in March which sounds a bit worrying to me
 
@Gordon Thank you, theyve said I can wait to my next appointment in March which sounds a bit worrying to me
Not really. It sounds like it's a very small cavity and not critical to get fixed.
 
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