Dental fillings are typically married to the adjacent tooth enamel with a strong dental adhesive, or an ultraviolet light hardening process. This is often an effective way to repair the structural integrity of a tooth that suffered from a small cavity or other minor tooth enamel defect.
If you continually struggle to remember to brush your teeth twice each day, or you sometimes forget to floss your teeth at least once per day, the poor oral hygiene condition in your mouth could weaken a dental filling’s bond.
Sometimes a sense of discomfort or sensitivity in a previously repaired tooth will herald the loss of a dental filling. Yet there are sometimes when one simply disassociates from the tooth enamel while eating or chewing gum.
Should this happen to you, the wisest course of action is to have the tooth treated by Dr. Jayson C. Haws as soon as possible. Forgoing professional dental care could place the tooth at increased risk of suffering a severe dental fracture or significant tooth decay complications.
In some of these cases, Dr. Jayson C. Haws can treat a small missing dental filling with a slightly larger replacement dental filling. To do this he will use a dental drill to remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel before applying a new dental filling in place.
If a large amount of healthy tooth enamel has been lost, Dr. Jayson C. Haws might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This is essentially a complete replica of the tooth enamel layer made from either porcelain, gold, or base metals.
If you live in Brigham City, Utah, and you have a problem with one of your old dental fillings, you should not delay in calling 435-734-9144 to seek treatment at Haws Family Dentistry.