Again, these are old fillings that are failing. What one finds under fillings like this is usually not good in terms of decay and cracks. But not all old and ugly fillings need to be replaced. Almost all dentistry is elective. That means you have options in how and when to be treated. The trick is to treat teeth before they start to hurt, break or become infected and need more than restorative care. We are here to educate you about your options and help you when you are ready to move forward.