can I get a cavity under a filling

Can I Get A Cavity Under A Filling?

It’s possible for a cavity to form underneath a filling if the filling has become damaged or faulty, allowing bacteria to get inside.

Key points:

– Older fillings will need to be replaced eventually.

– Teeth grinding, chewing ice, and toffee can damage fillings.

– Very large fillings may need replacing with a dental crown instead.

Having regular dental check-ups allows your dentist to monitor the condition of your teeth, gums and fillings properly.

“Although dental fillings are designed to seal your tooth and protect your teeth, no dental filling material lasts forever.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.