A 35-year-old member asked:
Could filling prevent tooth from decay?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not really...: A filling is a restoration that will repair a decayed tooth. It will not prevent further decay from occurring.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 27 years experience
No.: Decay is the disease process through which a hole/void is created. That hole is filled in with filling material. While the filling itself cannot decay, the tooth structure all around the filling can.
726 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 19, 2017
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