Fillings are meant to repair a tooth for a long time. However, no filling is impervious to the ravages of time and the pervasive bacteria living in your mouth. As time goes by, this can cause the bond between the filling and the surrounding tooth enamel to weaken. This is even more likely to happen if you have inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine or you are reticent to attend your regular dental checkup at Dental Creations.
If one of your fillings is giving you trouble or you notice it has fallen out, you need to call 918-307-0307 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chadwick Webster as soon as possible. The compromised tooth enamel could fracture or continue to decay, leading to even more serious complications. In a worst-case scenario, the weakened tooth could severely fracture, requiring a root canal.
If the filling was small, Dr. Chadwick Webster might be able to repair it by removing a small amount of enamel and cementing a new filling in place.
If it was a large filling, or if the decay has compromised too much of the enamel layer of the tooth, then Dr. Chadwick Webster might recommend a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and you have recently lost a filling, you shouldn’t delay in calling 918-307-0307 to seek timely treatment with Dr. Chadwick Webster.