A dental filling can be used to repair minor defects in a tooth’s enamel layer. This is a common treatment method used to handle cases of dental attrition, minor dental fractures, and small areas of dental attrition.
As the years go by it’s possible for the bond between the dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel to weaken. As this starts to occur you might notice heightened sensitivity, a change in texture around the dental filling or discomfort when you bite down.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with one of your teeth you should not delay in seeking treatment from a dentist like Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave. Without timely treatment, the dental filling could potentially fall out.
A tooth in this condition might cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. The compromised integrity of the tooth enamel could also promote a significant cavity or a severe dental fracture.
If the missing dental filling was large, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave to repair it with a new dental filling. In a case like this she might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown made from a metallic alloy, gold, or dental-grade porcelain.
If you live in Lakewood, Colorado, and you have a distressed or missing dental filling, you should not delay in calling 303-935-3574 to have it treated and restored at Belmar Smiles.