Temporary Fillings

Paper Clip's picture
ok, here is a weired question... How bad is it or is it bad to have a temporary filling for a very long time? Ummm...like a few years :-|
monica DDS's picture

Temporary fillings are temp. only. You should get the permanant restoration as soon as possible, because the tooth can easily decay.
natesmom's picture

what the heck are temporary fillings? i never heard of this..
Paper Clip's picture

Temporary fillings are, basically for a short period of time like, for instance something else needs to be done also, so mean while they would do a temporary filling, get the other stuff done, remove the temporary filling and then do a permanent filling.

In my case the dentist suggested a crown for a broken tooth, but he couldn't do it because of some complication that I had, so I had to see an oral surgent...so mean while he gave me a temporary filling, to seal the broken tooth so I won't have pain etc...

Anonymous's picture

this is correct