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Could filling prevent tooth from decay?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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.
Dr. Monica Scheurer
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.

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Last updated Apr 19, 2017

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