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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