Sometimes bacterial complications and poor oral hygiene can weaken an old dental filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. In some of these cases, you might notice increasing sensitivity in the tooth or a noticeable change in the tooth’s texture near the dental filling. Other times, a distressed filling will not show any signs before it falls out.
In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking treatment from a dentist like Dr. Adam Rauzman. The longer you delay the more likely the tooth is to suffer a significant dental fracture or complications from newly developed tooth decay.
If the compromised dental filling was large or on the biting surface of the tooth has also been compromised. Adam Rauzman 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.
After preparing the tooth, Dr. Adam Rauzman will make an impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where your dental crown will be created. When it’s ready, Dr. Adam Rauzman will cement it in place to fully restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth.
If you live in the Hawthorne, New Jersey, area and you have a tooth that is missing a filling you should call 973-427-4201 to seek professional treatment at Adam Rauzman, DDS.