A Distressed Dental Filling Needs Professional Treatment

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A special type of dental adhesive is often used to secure a porcelain or gold alloy dental filling in place. At the same time, amalgam and composite resin dental fillings are cured with a special dental grade ultraviolet light to adhere them to the adjacent tooth enamel.

While these methods are intended to marry the dental fillings in place for many years, it is possible for the bond between the dental filling material and the surrounding tooth enamel to gradually weaken. Avoiding your routine dental checkups, or forgetting to brush twice each day and floss at least once can accelerate this process.  

If you notice a change in one of your dental, comes loose or falls out, you should not delay in seeking treatment at the dental offices of Dr. Deborah Backiel. The longer you delay the more likely you are to suffer excessive tooth decay, a dental fracture or other complications.  

In a case where the distress dental filling is small and it doesn’t affect a critical surface, it might be replaced by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel before Dr. Deborah Backiel installs a new dental filling.

In a case where a new area of tooth decay has developed near the distressed dental filling or multiple surfaces of the tooth have been compromised, she might recommend a dental crown restoration to treat the tooth. This will replace tooth’s enamel layer with a replica cast in gold, porcelain, or a special metallic alloy.

If you live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have a distressed, failing, or missing dental filling you should call 267-514-8100 to have it examined and treated at the dental offices of Dr. Backiel and Associates.