Just because a hole in a tooth isn’t hurting, doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. If teeth are not repaired in time, then the decay can spread deeper, causing a painful or sensitive tooth, If teeth are not repaired in time, then the decay can spread deeper, causing a painful or sensitive tooth, which may need extraction or root canal treatment. This is why regular checkups are recommended if you want to keep your teeth healthy. Don’t delay and book an appointment today!
Nancy came in with what appeared to be a small hole on one tooth.
Unfortunately the neighbouring tooth is badly affected as well.
The decay keeps getting bigger and bigger!
Her first tooth is restored, whilst the second one is very close to needing extraction or root canal treatment. Nancy didn’t have any sensitivity, but was very close to needing more invasive treatment if the cavities weren’t restored. If you have a chip in a front tooth, it can sometimes be smoothed over or repaired, but really does depend on your bite, and whether or not there is any space for the filling. Oftentimes, if you grind or clench your teeth subconsciously, fillings on the front teeth can easily break again.
Crowns and a nightguard are some solutions to fillings on front teeth that constantly break and chip.
Some fillings from Robert’s front teeth fell out from decay and wear, His smile was repaired to his satisfaction with white fillings.