Dental Fillings FAQs

When do you need a dental filling?

When your tooth has any size of cavity, you will need a filling.

Do I need to get my fillings replaced?

All dental work will eventually need to be replaced. At the signs of filling deterioration, or if there is decay around it, the filling will need to be removed and replaced with a new restoration.

How do I know what kind of filling I need?

Size is the biggest factor in determining what kind of restoration you need. Larger cavities require more advanced restorations.

Do metal fillings need to be replaced?

Not necessarily. Only fillings that have signs of additional decay or are aesthetically unacceptable require replacement.