Fillings are intended to “fill in” the gap left by a cavity. However, a cavity can form underneath the filling for various reasons.

– Damaged Filling: Cracks and other damage can occur over time.

– Bad Seal: If the filling was badly sealed, there will be gaps for bacteria to populate.

– Tooth Grinding: Grinding the teeth can wear down fillings and create gaps.

It is a fact that “fillings need to be replaced eventually” and they should be checked at regular intervals by your dentist for signs of damage. Taking good care of your teeth is vital in avoiding cavities and fillings and you can read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-i-get-cavities-under-a-filling/.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.