A Tooth Missing a Filling Needs Timely Care

A filling is primarily used to fix a tooth that has suffered from a modest-sized cavity or a small dental fracture. It is made from materials like gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite, which are immune to the effects of tooth decay. At the same time, the healthy tooth enamel at the seam of the filling can still be at risk.... read more »

A Tooth with a Missing Filling Can Often Be Treated and Restored by a Crown

Many cavities can be repaired by an ordinary filling made from gold, amalgam, porcelain or composite resin. Unfortunately, as time passes the natural bacteria in your mouth can slowly compromise the cement anchoring the filling in place. As a general rule of thumb, large and old fillings are more likely to fall out. In many cases, a lost filling or... read more »