If you sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine the excess bacterial matter in your mouth could lead to a buildup of plaque acids. Over time the persistent acidic environment in your mouth could start to demineralize your tooth enamel.
This can increase your chances of suffering from a new cavity or weaken the once strong bond between an existing dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This can lead to discomfort, sensitivity, or the total failure of the compromised dental filling.
If you have recently lost a dental filling, you need to have it treated by a dentist before the compromised structure leads to a severe cavity or significant dental fracture. After assessing the severity of the problem, our dentists, Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber or Dr. Rochelle Akradi can help you understand your treatment options.
If the void left by the missing dental filling is significant there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to install a new dental filling. In a case like this, they might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will create a nearly perfect replica of the tooth enamel layer in an alternate material.
This involves removing the remaining tooth enamel layer to prepare an abutment. The dental crown will be created in a state of the art dental lab before they cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Plymouth, Massachusetts, area and you have a tooth suffering from a missing or distressed dental filling you should call 508-746-4033 to seek professional treatment at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.