Should I replace my composite filling?
May 28, 2010 5:53 AM Subscribe
Should I ask my dentist to replace my composite (white) filling with something stronger, so my chewing sensitivity is eliminated?
posted by blake137 to health & fitness (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Two years ago my dentist filled a cavity with a composite (white) filling. Right away I had problems with it, and had to go back and have the dentist grind away some of the composite filling that was almost touching the tooth next to it (dental floss would barely fit between them).
I've also mentioned the chewing sensitivity I have with this tooth, and the dentist said it's because the composite filling isn't as dense as metal. He's said that any time I want to trade fillings, he'd do it for free.
The sensitivity has increased over the last few months, and now I rarely chew any harder foods with that side of my mouth. Should I take him up on the offer - will putting a metal filling in stop my chewing sensitivity?