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Three Reasons To Refresh Your Fillings

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If you have a cavity in your tooth, your dentist will probably recommend filling it. Fillings help to prevent the spread of infection, but they can also serve to strengthen and protect the tooth. Although fillings are hard-wearing, they don’t last forever. Here are some reasons why you may need to refresh your fillings:

Wear and tear: if you think about it, your teeth have to endure a lot on a daily basis. Over the course of time, it’s normal for fillings to show signs of wear and tear. If you’ve had a filling for several years, you may find that it becomes worn, and it may not do the job as effectively as it once did. Your dentist will have a look at your fillings every time you have a routine check-up. If your filling has seen better days, they may recommend replacing it. Your dentist will discussion the options with you before you have to make a decision.

Damage: if your filling is cracked or chipped, this can put your tooth at risk of damage and decay. Refreshing your filling can help to improve oral health and lower the risk of decay and dental injuries.

Replacing mercury amalgam fillings: if you have mercury amalgam fillings, you may wish to consider replacing your old fillings with new white fillings. Some people have concerns about the safety and environmental impact of mercury amalgam, and they can also look unsightly. White fillings are made from dental composite and they are designed to blend in with the natural tooth structure. With white fillings, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, strong tooth without worrying about your health or the environment.

If you’ve had fillings for a long time, or you’re interested in replacing mercury amalgam fillings with white fillings, why not get in touch with us today? We can freshen up your fillings in no time!

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