Worn Whilte Fillings on Front Teeth
Everything wears out eventually,
and white plastic fillings are no exception. As white fillings in front teeth
age, they absorb moisture, swell, and begin to leak.
This filling has lost its seal and no longer fully protects the tooth from
cavities. When they're small like this, it's easy to replace them with new
But sometimes, front fillings fail
in another way. There's a tremendous amount of force on the edges of teeth when
you bite together. As you can see here, some of the tooth broke away from the
biting edge as a result of biting pressure.
To strengthen the tooth and protect it from future damage, crowning or
bonding may be necessary.
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