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Broken Fillings Treatment Littleton CO

At Columbine Creek Dentistry, we help you with all your dental needs, even the rare ones like broken fillings. While uncommon, many causes that can lead to a broken filling, some of which include:

The most common cause of a broken filling is the eventual degradation of the seal between your tooth and filling. Over time, the seal may wear, and food or bacteria can work underneath your filling — leading to eventual breakage.
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How can you prevent a broken filling?

The best way to prevent a broken filling is to attend regular dental checkups. These will allow your dentist to inspect your dental fillings to ensure they are staying strong and effective. For preventing a sudden breakage of your dental filling, we recommend night guards or mouth guards. A night guard can help prevent damage from nighttime teeth grinding (something that can do far more dental damage than a simple broken filling). Mouthguards offer excellent protection against sudden trauma; especially during high-contact events like sports.

What should I do if my dental filling breaks?

A broken filling is an easy fix, so do not stress. Call your dentist as soon as your filling is broken to schedule an appointment. Sometimes a filling can be reused if it is loose or undamaged, so the sooner the appointment, the better. Although, worst-case scenario, we put in a new filling. 

Call us today for an easy fix for your broken filling!
(720) 784-0145