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!