Dental fillings are created from special materials like metallic amalgam, composite resin, gold alloys, or a special type of porcelain-ceramic. They are secured to the surrounding tooth enamel with a bond that is meant to last many long years.
However, some forms of oral trauma and complications from chronic poor oral hygiene can sometimes affect the relationship between a dental filling and tooth enamel that anchors it in place. As this starts to happen you might notice increased discomfort and sensitivity in the tooth. In some of these cases, the dental filling itself lets loose and falls out leaving an uncomfortable void in the tooth’s enamel.
In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to seek timely treatment from a professionally trained dentist like Dr. John F. Lann. After a thorough examination of the compromised tooth, he will present you with the most effective treatment plan.
In the case of a large missing filling Dr. John F. Lann might need to perform a dental crown restoration. This involves removing all the tooth’s enamel layer to prepare an abutment from the dentin layer. This will eventually anchor the dental crown in your mouth.
The dental crown will be produced at a professional dental lab from materials meant to rival the durability of natural tooth enamel. Dr. John F. Lann will complete the restoration process by securing it to the abutment with a special dental adhesive.
If you have a tooth with a missing dental filling, and you are in the Round Rock, Texas, area, you should call 512-255-1025 to have it treated at John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist’s dental office.