Tooth filled then adjusted no longer touches teeth (redo?)


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I had a tooth filled after i saw a small chip in it the old silver filling was removed and a composite filling was put in its place after 2 bite adjustments it was revealed with shim stock that my tooth doesn't touch. The paper slides right out, how big of a problem is this. Do I have to have the filling redone, will this cause an issue with that tooth or others if i don't?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

As long as your occlusion is balanced on both sides, it doesn't matter that the filling doesn't touch. Sometimes this is preferred in order to reduce force on a tooth that could lead to additional fractures of the restoration or if the tooth is symptomatic. due to excessive biting forces.
If you start having pain on one or both of your TM- joints or muscles on the sides of your head, go back to your dentist to balance your occlusion.
 

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