Fillings come in a variety of forms, shapes, materials, and applications. They are commonly used to repair chips and modest areas of tooth decay that has compromised tooth enamel. While they are meant to repair the tooth for many years, it is still possible for poor oral hygiene to cause one to loosen the secure bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.
This could cause a filling to hurt when chewing or biting down on it, as well as heightened sensitivity, or a noticeable change in texture. Sometimes, you might also notice a gray color developing in the surrounding tooth enamel.
If a filling happens to fall out, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Brent Huckabay D.D.S.’s Midland, Texas clinic. Should you choose to procrastinate professional dental care, the tooth could suffer a severe dental fracture.
A small filling that falls out, might be replaced by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel before applying a new filling. This will restore the function of the tooth again for many years to come.
If a large filling is lost, or a new area of tooth decay has compromised a large area of tooth enamel, we might recommend a crown restoration to repair the tooth. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica cast in gold, porcelain, or a special metallic alloy.
If you live in Midland, Texas and you’ve had a filling fail, you should call 432-684-6672 to have it examined and repaired at Brent Huckabay D.D.S.’s clinic.