Est. 1998

Lost Fillings

If you’ve lost a filling, you will still be able to eat many foods, talk, and do just about everything else you could do before you lost it. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if you don’t have it replaced you will lose much, or all, of that tooth’s chewing function, along with the function of the tooth above or below it.  Thus, you will have lost the use of two teeth.  You will have also increased the chances of that tooth becoming decayed ( there won’t be any enamel to protect it), as well as dramatically increased its chances of fracturing. Losing one tooth can have a domino effect and could eventually lead to the loss of its former partner.  It is important to see your dentist and get the filling in place.