One thing that we see with large metal fillings is cracking. In this photo, you can clearly see a crack running from a large metal filling, down the side of tooth towards the gums.

Ogden Dentist BEFORE: Crack Metal Filling

This crack will continue to progress until it may eventually split the tooth.

Ogden Dentist AFTER: Crack Metal Filling

We removed the old metal filling and placed a new composite (white) one. These newer types of filling bond much better to the tooth structure and should help avoid any further cracking.