Dental Restorations Won’t Last Forever

Dental restorations will eventually wear out. Dental fillings, crowns, bridges and other types of dental restorations break down for a number of issues, age being one of them.

Why Dental Restorations Fail

Chittenden Dental explains that restoration failure happens because of secondary dental caries, wear, small deficiencies, fractures and breaks.

Old silver amalgam fillings are even worse as they can leak if the filling has been compromised. While the FDA and the ADA have said that silver amalgam fillings are perfectly safe, they aren’t if they are cracked or broken.

Take Care of Your Dental Restorations

Dental restorations can also fail because people aren’t proactive with dental care. Being proactive with dental care means brushing and flossing along with regular dental checkups and cleanings.

Dental Restoration Checkup in Burlington

Dr. Mike Morris recommends dental restoration checkups every time you see your dentist.

When your fillings and crowns are examined on a regular basis you won’t have to worry about broken restorations either.

Repairing Dental Restorations

If you have old restorations that have seen better days, the team from Chittenden Dental will probably recommend restoration or replacement.

If replacement is needed there are several options to consider if you are in need of new dental restorations.

Some of those options include:

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns
  • Bonding and Enamel Shaping
  • Dental Bridges
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Dentures
  • Partial Dentures

Natural Teeth and Restorations

If you still have some of your natural teeth, professional teeth whitening is the best way to get them back in shape.

If you decide on another type of restoration, such as porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist in Burlington will brighten your teeth before proceeding so that your smile is uniform in color and brightness.

Dentures should be inspected by your dentist often, especially if you have gained or lost weight. Because your mouth changes when you lose teeth you may not be able to wear your old dentures. Talk to Dr. Morris about a suitable solution such as dental implants.

Ask your Burlington dentist to check your oral appliances from time to time as well. For example, if you wear a custom made mouth guard for snoring you should have it checked out to make sure it is still fitting properly.

Dental Care in Burlington

From cosmetic and bio-esthetic dentistry to comprehensive dental checkups, Chittenden Dental has the experience to help you with whatever you need when it comes to dental care. Dr. Morris can even help if you are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea.

If you would like to learn more or would like to schedule a checkup for dental restorations, call or send a direct message and talk to a team member from Chittenden Dental today.


Our purpose is to listen to our patients, so together, we can achieve ideal outcomes. We will provide care in a comfortable environment, which supports lifelong friendships.

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258 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401