Posted March 15, 2018.

A dentist will sometimes use a dental filling to treat a small cavity or minor chip that is limited to a tooth’s enamel layer. While it is securely married to the surrounding tooth enamel it is still possible for time and poor oral hygiene to weaken the once strong bond of the dental filling.

As this starts to happen you might notice the tooth becoming increasingly sensitive. Some patients with a failing dental filling might also notice a change in the texture or color of the affected tooth. If you have noticed anything abnormal with a tooth you should have it examined as soon as possible by an experienced dentist like Dr. German G. Jaquez.

To effectively treat a tooth with a large distressed dental filling is large there he might need to perform a dental crown restoration. A treatment plan such as this is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material like gold, base metal, or a special type of dental grade porcelain.

After it has been prepared in a dental lab, Dr. German G. Jaquez will cement the dental crown in place with a special dental adhesive. This will effectively restore the normal function of the tooth.

If you live in the Glendora, California, area and you suspect one of your dental fillings has become distressed, you should call 626-771-0064 to have it treated at EccoDental.