Can a Cavity Form Underneath a Filling?

A dentist will utilise a filling in order to protect your teeth from further damage. However, these are not necessarily “cure-all” solutions. What conditions might lead to a cavity forming underneath the surface?

  • Cracked or damaged fillings will allow bacteria to enter.
  • Tiny gaps between the filling and the tooth might be present.
  • See your dentist if you suspect either of thee conditions.

“When this seal becomes worn down or damaged, it’s not difficult for bacteria to get under the filling to attack the tooth.”

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Loran Simon

Dental Care Tips is a dental news website for patients. We also provide a free service to help patients find local dentists. Dental Care Tips is operated by Somnowell Marketing, a digital marketing agency for dental practices. We also founded Somnowell, the ground breaking anti-snoring device invented by Prof. Simon Ash.