Minor cavities and chipped tooth enamel can sometimes be addressed by having a dentist apply a simple dental filling. The durable dental material will restore the tooth’s structural integrity while preventing new bacterial deposits from accumulating in the area.
As the years go by minor inconsistencies in your oral hygiene habits can increase the presence of oral plaque acids. Over time the acidic environment in your mouth could gradually start to demineralize the tooth enamel surrounding one of your dental fillings.
Early signs of a problem like this often manifest as increased sensitivity or a change in the texture of the tooth. Some failing dental fillings will also cause a change in color in the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you have a tooth with a distressed or missing dental filling, it is best to have it examined by a doctor like Dr. Anthony Shaia. The longer you delay the more likely you are to suffer unnecessary complications.
The size and location of the area will influence the treatment plan that our doctor recommends. If the compromised area is small he might be able to restore the tooth by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel before installing a replacement dental filling.
If you are in the Parma Heights, Ohio, area and you have a tooth with a missing or distressed dental filling, you should call 440-884-9898 to have it examined and treated at Shaia Dental Care.