A dental filling is typically used to repair a small area of compromised tooth enamel. This type of damage is usually the result of a small cavity, chip, or other minor physical defects with the tooth. Dental fillings are bonded or cemented onto the surrounding tooth enamel to effectively repair the tooth for many years.
As time goes on, it is possible for an old dental filling to weaken its bond with the surrounding dental material. Early symptoms of a distressed dental filling could include lingering discomfort, a mild toothache, or a gradually increasing sensitivity.
If you are concerned about a tooth with a dental filling, it’s best to seek timely treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Abbas Nejad. If a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised by a new cavity, he might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown.
This treatment plan is designed to fully replace the tooth’s original enamel layer with an alternate material that will not be susceptible to tooth decay or demineralization.
After your crown has been created in a professional dental lab, Dr. Abbas Nejad will install it onto the healthy core of the tooth by cementing it with a strong dental adhesive. This will effectively restore the normal function of the previously compromised tooth.
If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona, region, and if you have a tooth with a suspected bad dental filling, you should call 623-872-8686 to seek timely treatment from our dentist at Abbas Nejad DDS.