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Old 01-03-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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On my bottom first molar I had a small black hole on the top of the tooth. So the dentist drilled it out and filled it up with some blue-ish filling. I cannot find any info on this on the internet. All of the filling picture I look up are either black/metallic/white. Everything seems find but just the fact that I cannot find any info on what my dentist used it kind of scaring me. Dentists, please educate me!
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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It sounds more like your dentist used a composite filling instead of metal, and didn't color-code it to your own tooth color. If you have yellowed teeth, the composite will seem to be a bluish-white compared to your teeth. But really it's just white.

Since it's a molar, it doesn't really matter whether or not the filling matches the tooth color. Molars aren't usually noticed when you smile. Composite material is usually a resin that hardens as it sets. Avoid chewing hard candies and chewing ice, and you should be fine.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Uhh, call your dentist and ask? After all, you paid him.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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some amalgum fillings will turn a blueish color. (normally "black" or "metalic")
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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thanks for the info
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