Problems with Fillings
Problems With Fillings
Fillings can become loose or get damaged and cause pain. We can replace your fillings using modern materials and techniques. The type of restoration necessary to replace existing fillings will be determined by the strength and health of the tooth and the size of the hole to be filled.
Old amalgam and silver fillings have their problems. They can be damaged by normal wear and tear over long periods of time. They can expand and contract with the temperature and affect the tooth underneath, or they could leak and have decay underneath them.
If the filling is to be replaced, the material used is determined by the size of the cavity that needs to be filled and the amount and strength of remaining tooth structure. Modern fillings are either composite or ceramic. If the filling is a minor restoration, then the material will likely be composite, which is strong and fast to apply.