Need a Filling Replaced?
As silver fillings or amalgam fillings age, they can darken and become less esthetically pleasing. Tooth colored fillings can also become discolored, stained, cracked or leak. Over time, from constant chewing or grinding, cavity fillings can simply wear down. A worn out filling can leave a tooth sensitive to cold and can cause intense pain. Even if no problems develop, these composite fillings need to be replaced.
Amalgam fillings and white fillings that need to be replaced, but are left in your mouth for too long will most likely result in a tooth that needs a dental crown or root canal procedure. Old fillings can also cause gum infection and other periodontal disease.
Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever. A consultation at Dakota Dental Clinic can help you choose which tooth filling is the proper course of action for you.