A small area of tooth decay or other physical defect in a tooth’s enamel layer can sometimes be addressed by installing a dental filling. This mode of treatment will essentially replace the compromised area with an alternate material. While a filling can last for many years, they may sometimes come loose. This is often attributed to poor oral hygiene, or failing to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Gentle Touch Dental.
As a dental filling starts to fail, you might notice the tooth becoming increasingly sensitive. This might also occur in conjunction with a change in texture, and color. If the distressed dental filling is large, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining for the dentist to use a replacement filling. In a case such as this Dr. Dexter Inniss might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown restoration. A crown is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material such as gold, a metal alloy, or a special type of dental grade porcelain. Once it has been prepared in a dental lab, the dentist will cement the crown in place with a special dental adhesive. This will effectively restore the normal function of the tooth.
If you live in the Conyers, Georgia, area and you suspect one of your dental fillings has become distressed, you should call 770-760-7566 to have it treated at Gentle Touch Dental.