Old Fillings Leak

If you have old fillings you are at risk for severe dental complication like root canals or broken teeth.

Most of us are used to going for a dental check-up and they use the dreaded pick to see if your fillings are OK. Unfortunately the pick will miss most of the cavities because if your old fillings are leaking, the decay is NOT on the surface. It is deep under the surface.

When fillings are there 10 – 15 years and older they start to corrode, crack and leak. The germs and food can get in and silently rot your teeth underneath, inside, where you cannot see or feel it.

At Dental Care Stamford we do not ignore the fact that it could be okay on the surface. We take a deeper look to examine old fillings to make sure you are not at risk for more serious concerns.  We use an inter-oral camera that magnifies teeth and we can take a closer look at the fillings. We also put the images up on the TV screens so you are able to see what we see.

Even if your old fillings have not leaked YET,  we recommend getting replacement fillings. The material we use today for fillings are safer and last longer. Request appointment today!

Closer examination of your smile

Use a Magnification Camera to Examine the Teeth

See Your Teeth Up close on TV Screens

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Example of a Old Filling Leak from a Real Patient

Look at the pictures below. If you were in the supermarket and picked up a jar of mayonnaise and the metal cap looked like this, would you take the jar home and expect the contents to be fresh? No way! Now look at what is inside the tooth. Yuck! Look at the rotten decay deep under the filling where it cannot be felt or seen, even with x-rays. The only way to find these huge cavities is by carefully looking using a powerful video camera to see these openings that are letting the germs and food collect inside your teeth. The decay causes your teeth to silently rot, leading to infections, abscesses and root canals.

Old filling with tell tale cracks

Decay is obvious, once filling is removed

Decay is removed, leaving large hole

Same tooth with new filling

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