A Missing Filling Needs Timely Treatment to Prevent Complications

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Here at C & C Dental, Drs. Cashion and Cory frequently use dental fillings to repair a tooth that is suffering from a chip or cavity. While this is meant to repair the tooth for many years, fillings can potentially fail. This is even more likely to occur if you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene.

As a general rule, the larger and older a filling is, the more likely it is to fail. If one of your fillings is giving you trouble or if it falls out, you need to call our office as soon as possible to have it repaired. The compromised tooth enamel could fracture or continue to decay, leading to even more serious complications.

Small fillings that fail can sometimes be repaired by removing a little more tooth enamel. Then, our dentists can apply a new filling to the area.

If it was a large filling or if the decay has simply compromised too much of the enamel layer of the tooth, then Drs. Cashion and Cody might recommend a dental crown to repair the tooth. This will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica that is cast in gold, porcelain or a base metal alloy.

If you’re having problems with your dental filling in Sugar Land, Texas, you should call 281-201-4332 to have it examined and repaired at C & C Dental.