The dentists at Masterpiece Dental routinely use dental fillings to repair a tooth that suffers from a small cavity, dental attrition, or a minor dental fracture. They are made from special dental materials that rival natural tooth enamel while also being invulnerable to the bacterial effects of tooth decay.
As the years pass demineralization in the surrounding tooth enamel can weaken a dental filling’s bond. When this starts to happen the bacteria in your mouth can start infiltrating the microscopic seam between the dental filling material and the adjacent tooth enamel.
Sometimes a distressed dental filling will cause some overt symptoms. This could come in the form of increased sensitivity, a change in texture or an abnormal gray color building up in the surrounding tooth enamel.
If one of your fillings is giving you trouble, you should not delay in seeking care at Dr. Brandon Green’s dental clinic in American Fork, Utah. After examining the tooth he can present you with the applicable treatment options.
With early detection, Dr. Brandon Green might be able to repair a small distressed filling by simply removing a small amount of additional enamel. Then a new slightly larger dental filling can be secured in its place.
If the distressed dental filling is large or a new area of tooth decay has formed in the tooth enamel Dr. Brandon Green might recommend treating it with a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the American Fork, Utah, area and you have a distressed filling, you should call 801.756.5136 to seek treatment at Masterpiece Dental.