Dental fillings are typically used to repair a tooth suffering from a cavity or a chip in the tooth enamel. While they are intended to last for a long time, it is possible for poor oral hygiene to weaken a dental filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.
A tooth with a distressed dental filling on the biting surface might hurt when chewing or biting down. You might also notice heightened sensitivity, or a change in color, or texture.
If a filling happens to fall out, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. [doctor_name]’s dental office in [city], [state]. The longer you procrastinate professional dental care the more likely the tooth is to suffer excessive tooth decay or dental fracture.
A small dental filling that falls out might be replaced by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel before Dr. [doctor_name] applies a new dental filling. This will restore the function of the tooth again for many years to come.
If the missing dental filling was large or a new area of tooth decay has developed Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica cast in gold, porcelain, or a special metallic alloy.
If you live in [city], [state] and you’ve had a filling fail, you should call [phone] to have it examined and repaired at [practice_name].