Like most people, this patient had a large, very old silver filling on of their back teeth. Over time, this filling starting to break down, causing the tooth to crack. This caused the patient pain when chewing and sensitivity when drinking cold beverages. By removing the old filling and strengthening the tooth with a crown, this patient was able to return to eating and drinking normally again! If you have older fillings that are bothering you, make sure to schedule a time with the team at Southside Dental Center today to discuss all of your options.