Cracked Fillings – Part 2
A cracked filling is a dental restoration in your tooth that has failed because it has broken into pieces.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to minimize my risk of a Cracked Filling in the future? Your dentist will make recommendations to minimize your risk of a cracked filling.
Here are some things that may be recommended:
- Replace older fillings before they break
- Place a dental cap or “crown” over very large fillings to protect them
- Have your bite adjusted if it is unbalanced
- Wear a night-time grinding appliance
- Do not chew ice or use your teeth to open things
What will happen if I choose to do nothing about my Cracked Filling?
Bacteria can get into cracks in a filling and lead to decay under the filling material. This decay can rapidly progress into the nerve of your tooth causing a vital abscess. When this happens, the tooth requires root canal treatment or extraction to address the infection.
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