Monday, September 17, 2012
More Dentistry for Dummies
Why so many broken and cracked teeth? Silver fillings. Round about 10 years old, I had a spate of cavities that would have made grown people cry. My parents did cry because of the bills. I have had no cavities since then, so it was some sort of internal issue. But, I digress.
The silver (and mercury!!) fillings expand and contract at different rates than the tooth. So, thirty five years later, presto, cracked teeth.
How wonderful. So I have a big blob of tooth-like material where my cracked tooth was while I wait on the cap to be finished.
At least my temporary isn't gold, like the last one.