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A Dental Crown Might Be Needed to Address a Tooth With a Missing Filling

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Struggling to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine can leave excess bacterial matter in your mouth. In time this could lead to a buildup of plaque acids. If the oral acidic environment persists, it could start to demineralize your tooth enamel.

As it progresses the poor oral hygiene condition in your mouth can could start to weaken the once strong bond between an existing dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. Early signs of a problem such as this could include growing discomfort, sensitivity, or the total failure of the compromised dental filling.

If you have recently lost a dental filling, you need to have a dentist treat the tooth before the tooth suffers a severe fracture or new area of tooth decay. After assessing the severity of the problem Dr. Fahad Javed can help you understand your treatment options.

If the void caused by the missing dental filling is large or a new cavity has developed in the area, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to secure a replacement dental filling. To treat a tooth in this condition he might recommend a dental crown restoration

The treatment process involves him removing whatever remains of the tooth’s enamel layer to prepare an abutment from the healthy core structures of the tooth. The dental crown will then be produced in a state of the art dental lab.

When it is ready Dr. Fahad Javed will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive to complete the treatment process and effectively replace the tooth’s enamel layer.

If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you have a tooth suffering from a missing or distressed dental filling you should call 317-222-4102 to seek professional treatment at Keystone Dental Group.