What should you do if you break dental fillings? Even if you aren’t in immediate pain, broken fillings are a dental emergency. They can lead to a severe toothache or even a lost tooth.
With the proper care, dental fillings can last for many years. Gold or amalgam fillings tend to last the longest, while composite fillings (which match the colour of your teeth) are less durable. However, composite fillings aren’t permanent. They can be dislodged or broken by hard foods, mouth injuries, or tooth decay. If you deal with bruxism (teeth grinding) or TMJ disorder, the filling will be under additional strain. What should you do if you break a composite filling? Even if you aren’t in immediate pain, broken composite fillings are a dental emergency. They can lead to a severe toothache, tooth infection, and even a lost tooth. At our emergency dental clinic, we offer dental restorations to repair a lost filling. Don’t deal with discomfort longer than you need to—call Edmonton Emergency Dentists to fix this issue ASAP.