Inspect old amalgams regularly. Old amalgams break down and result in food entrapment. In this case, Thomas had constant food traps on either side of the first molar resulting in a painful dental abscess in the 1st molar.

food trap and leaking amalgam

Leaking amalgams trap food
The 1st molar needed Root Canal Treatment & a Crown


treat food traps and leaking amalgam fillings

The adjacent teeth were restored with ‘white’ composite fillings before the crown was prepared.
An E.Max Crown placed on the 1st molar



What did Caring 4 Smiles Do for Thomas?


  • Restore the adjacent teeth
  • Root canal treatment for the 1st molar
  • Place a crown on this tooth to protect it for the long term. A wonderful rebuild.