A gradual change in the surface texture of the tooth with a dental filling, or worsening problems with sensitivity could be a sign of a dental filling in distress. Some patients experiencing a problem like this eventually have the dental filling fall out.
Should something like this happen to you, it’s best to seek treatment from a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Corey Johnson as soon as possible. The compromised or missing dental filling could lead to problems with severe tooth decay or a potentially dangerous dental fracture.
If the affected area is relatively small he might be able to install a replacement dental filling. A treatment process like this will require him to remove a minor amount of additional tooth enamel to create a clean surface to bond the new dental filling material.
In a case where the affected area is large or it threatens the structural integrity of the tooth he might recommend a dental crown restoration. A treatment process like this typically requires two separate appointments to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable dental material.
If you live in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado, area and have a distressed or missing dental filling, you should call 970-945-9119 to have the tooth examined and treated at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..