A Tooth With a Missing Dental Filling Could Be Susceptible to a Severe Fracture

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Dental fillings are often a common treatment to address a minor physical defect in a tooth’s enamel layer. Dentists often use them to repair single surface cavities, chipped teeth and minor cases of dental attrition.

If you frequently struggle to maintain an effective oral hygiene routine the persistent presence of oral plaque acids can start to demineralize the tooth enamel surrounding a dental filling. As the problem progresses the failing dental filling can cause a change in color or surface texture in the tooth as well as a general sense of discomfort or heightened sensitivity.

In some of these situations the compromised dental filling might fall out. Should this happen you need to seek professional treatment from a dentist as soon as possible to prevent a severe dental fracture from befalling the compromised tooth.

After carefully assessing the severity of the problem our dentist will explain your treatment options. If too much healthy tooth enamel has been lost to secure a replacement dental filling we may recommend a dental crown restoration.

The treatment process is designed to fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable material. If the tooth with the missing dental filling will appear when you smile, our dentist might use a special porcelain material for the dental crown, which can be shaded to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth.

If you live in the Bozeman, Montana, area and you have a tooth with a compromised or missing dental filling, you should not delay in calling 406-586-2117 to have it examined and treated at Hays Dental Group, LLC. Dr. Christopher Hall, Dr. Danielle Schwieterman, and Dr. J. Max Wasserbuger look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!