An Old or Large Dental Filling Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Crown

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As a dental filling ages, it’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel may degrade. This process can be accelerated by poor oral hygiene conditions in the mouth. Additionally, large dental fillings and dental fillings on the biting surface of a tooth sometimes fail sooner than smaller fillings.

If you have a problem with a dental filling, you might notice the tooth becoming increasingly sensitive. This could also include a change in texture and color of the tooth. In some cases, there simply might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Josh Walker to replace the old filling with a new one.

In a situation like this he might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This two-stage dental restoration is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material such as gold, a metal alloy, or a special type of porcelain.

After the crown has been created by dental technicians, the dentist will cement it in place with a special dental adhesive. This procedure will effectively restore the normal function of the tooth.

If you live in the Manhattan, Kansas, area and you suspect that you are having a problem with one of your dental fillings, call 785-539-5949 to have it treated at Family & Implant Dentistry.