A member asked:

Could i lose a piece of a filling without losing the whole thing?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: Sometimes a tooth colored bonding can be 'patched up' but often the entire filling has to be redone. The same holds true for an amalgam filling. In most cases, it's best to replace the entire filling or consider another more permanent option when it occurs often or becomes problematic.

Answered 8/18/2013


Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Definitely yes: Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding, eventually may cause a dental filling to partially break or fail. It is very easy to fix. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment.

Answered 8/5/2014



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