Physical defects and minor cavities that compromise a tooth’s outer enamel layer can often be treated with a simple dental filling. Once the special dental material has been bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel, it will effectively repair the tooth for many years to come.
As the years go by, it is possible for oral hygiene inconsistencies and other conditions to weaken the filling and adjacent tooth enamel. In most cases, this is a result of frequently failing to brush your teeth twice each day or forgetting to floss. Skipping a dental checkup at Trailridge Family Dental could also contribute to the shortening of a dental filling’s lifespan.
Early signs of a problem like this might manifest as gradually worsening sensitivity in the affected tooth, as well as a change in color and surface texture of the surrounding tooth enamel. A failing dental filling might also cause discomfort when chewing.
If you have noticed an abnormality with one of your teeth, it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by our experienced dentist, Dr. Allan Stevenson. In many of these cases, he might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
After your dental crown has been created in a state-of-the-art dental lab, our dentist will cement the dental crown in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will effectively restore the tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Parma, Idaho, area and have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling 208.806.0765 to have it examined and treated at Trailridge Family Dental.