Why You Lost a Filling

There is usually a reason as to why you lost a filling or it comes loose and the two most common reasons we see are decay or by chipping your teeth: 

 

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Normally, when a filling is lost, our dentists at Szmanda Dental asses the situation to find out if the reason is due to decay as generally that is the culprit.  When fillings were placed in your mouth years ago, there is a chance for bacteria to accumulate around those fillings and cause decay at the edges. This is called microleakage and it’s a slow process due to the fact that these particular bacteria aren’t fed very well.  Continue Reading…