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Dentists will often use a dental filling to treat a small chip or a minor cavity. They might also be used in a treatment plan to address a small area of tooth enamel attrition. Once it has been installed and bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel it will restore the basic function of the tooth for many years.

However, time, acidic beverages and poor oral hygiene habits can sometimes combine to weaken the once strong connection between the dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. As the problem continues to progress you might notice worsening sensitivity and discomfort in the tooth with the distressed filling.

If you have noticed a problem with a previously treated tooth, you should have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Ben Taylor.

If the distressed dental filling large he might recommend a dental crown restoration to fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material that rivals natural tooth enamel.

After he removes the distressed dental filling and the remaining tooth enamel, a detailed impression of the internal abutment It will serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your new dental crown from special materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel.

If you are in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and you have a tooth with a distressed dental filling, you should call 502-893-5677 to have it examined and treated at First Care Dental.