John had a composite filling that was placed several years ago. It had broken and there was decay around the edges. The tooth was in jeopardy of breaking. Repairing it after it broke would have been complex: possible root canal, periodontal surgery, post and core and crown, or even extraction if the fracture was into the tooth root. Instead of waiting, we removed the old composite filling and removed the decay. We took impressions and placed a temporary crown. The following week we cemented a beautiful ceramic crown. This new tooth will be functional for many years to come!
Broken composite filling with marginal decay.