Why Cavities Can Form Under Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are designed to seal and protect your teeth, but it is possible for cavities to form underneath fillings. Regular check-ups with a dentist can help prevent this.

Key takeaways:

– Everyday wear and tear on dental fillings can cause damage which can lead to cavities forming under the filling.

– Large fillings can be more susceptible to decay and cavities; a crown may have been a better solution.

– Regular checkups by a dentist helps spot damaged fillings.

“Although dental fillings are designed to seal your tooth and protect your teeth, no dental filling material lasts forever. Whether you have silver amalgam fillings or composite resin ones, your filling will need to be replaced at some point.”

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