Dental fillings are typically bonded or cemented to the surrounding tooth enamel. This allows them to hold in place to repair a modestly compromised tooth for many years. If you are lax with your daily brushing and flossing, or you have a bad habit of putting off your routine dental checkups at B. SABA DMD, PC the poor oral hygiene can start to affect the dental filling.
As time goes on, the natural bacteria in your mouth can start to weaken the dental fillings bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. This can cause increasing sensitivity, allow a new area of tooth decay to form, or even cause the dental filling to fall out. In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking treatment with Dr. Bachar Saba. The longer you delay the more likely the tooth is to suffer a significant dental fracture or other complications.
If the compromised dental filling was large or on the biting surface of the tooth has been compromised, Dr. Bachar Saba might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This will create a nearly perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer in an alternate material. Most dental crowns are made from either dental porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy.
If you live in the Walpole, Massachusetts, area and you have a tooth suffering from a sensitive or missing filling, you should call (508) 668-1531 to seek professional treatment at B. SABA DMD, PC.