Fillings in front teeth falling out 6x in 4 yr old!


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My daughter had cavities between her front two teeth. The dentist cleaned them out and filled them in. The fillings have fallen out within the week 6 times in a row. We have been to two dentists with the same results. She is 4 years old but is sitting very still and patiently in the chair. Any suggestions? She has a bign jagged gap now between her front two teeth.
 
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Dr M

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Good day
Front fillings on kids are sometimes very difficult to do. They bite into things, eat sticky sweets, and all of these things sometimes cause the fillings to come loose.
That being said, it might be a good idea to visit a pediatric dentist in your area, that specializes in working on children. They might have alternative options or alternative filling materials that can be used, that might last longer than conventional composite materials, that area also very sensitive to certain conditions during placement, that might also influence their bonding to the teeth.
 
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Thank you for your reply. She went to a pediatric dentist for the initial treatment and the subsequent visits. After it fell out 5 times we took her to an adult dentist..any other suggestions?
 

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Traditional tooth colored fillings do not bond very well to baby (primary) teeth. I like Glass Ionomers such as Fuji Equia (available in the US) which bonds better but does not have the esthetics traditional fillings provide. Fuji Equia should have plenty of shades that can match fairly close.
 
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MattKW

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Sometimes it isn't worth the effort to fill front baby teeth if they are causing no pain. These lower front teeth are usually the first to fall out at 6yo. I would be more worried to see if she has decay in the back teeth. Has she had X-rays of the back teeth?
 

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