- Mar 29, 2017
My golden alloy filling has fallen out (it lasted 17 years) and has been re-cemented. After it was re-cemented, the dentist drilled into a gold filling to shave down a "high spot". Is that a common practice? I had another golden filling re-cemented in the past which was not drilled into. I was concerned about ruining the filling since it was cast and about breathing/swallowing the dust from the metal. I would appreciate any expertise greatly! Thank you!