Cavity treatments have to do more than just remove decayed tissues and stop the spread of bacteria. Before your dentist is finished with your restorative treatment, they need to provide a permanent restoration to keep your tooth safe. At our Irving, TX dental practice, we use durable, lifelike fillings and crowns for our patients when they have cavity difficulties. In addition to providing a restoration after a new cavity forms, we can help you if an older filling is no longer providing the right protection, or if it starts to cause discomfort. Make sure you bring up concerns as soon as possible. Because a restoration is permanently needed after cavity treatment, losing one leaves you vulnerable to future problems.
Is Your Filling Starting To Cause You Discomfort?
Are you starting to worry that something is wrong with a filling that you received in the past? If you are no longer able to comfortably bite down with a restored tooth, if you have trouble with pain or sensitivity, or if there is any other reason why you might feel uneasy about the filling, you should let your dentist know. If you do not, you could wind up damaging your enamel, which can lead to a new infection.
Discussing Problems With A Restoration With Your Dentist
You can make an appointment to talk about a problem with an older filling, or you can bring the problem up during a routine dental exam. Depending on the problem, we can either recommend replacing it with a new dental filling or provide a dental crown as a substitute. A crown may be necessary if wear and tear has affected your tooth, or if the loss of a filling led to more damage. Because we have CEREC technology, we can provide a new crown in as little as one visit!
We Provide Fillings And Crowns That Imitate Healthy Enamel
Both our fillings and crowns are capable of matching the appearance of healthy tooth enamel. This provides an important benefit to treatment. In the past, you may have received a metal restoration, one that is durable but not a goord cosmetic fit. By replacing an older metal restoration with one made to imitate your natural tooth structure, you can feel better about your smile while also feeling more comfortable with your oral health.
Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Your Concerns Over An Older Filling
Problems with an older filling should not be ignored, as you can experience new difficulties with your tooth that will have to be addressed. To find out how we can help with this problem, or to discuss any other concern that you might have about your well-being, please call Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.