Fillings are generally made from either porcelain, amalgam, or composite resin. They are meant to repair a small-to-medium-sized cavity. As time goes by, the bacteria living in your mouth can weaken the dental adhesive holding a filling to the surrounding enamel.
This is even more likely to happen if you struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene. If the filling falls out, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining for your dentist, Dr. Robert Jackson, to repair it with a new filling. Should this prove to be the case for you, he might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.
Your dentist will examine the tooth to assess the severity of the decay. If the decay has penetrated the pulp or root of the tooth, a root canal might need to be performed.
Your dentist will merely use a drill to remove the entirety of the tooth enamel. This leaves behind a post-like abutment of dentin that encases the pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the area. This will be sent to our dental lab where your final crown will be made. Then, a temporary crown made from hard plastic will be secured over the abutment to protect it.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief because the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have lost a filling, you should not delay in calling 972-492-1064 to have it treated and repaired with a dental crown in Carrollton, Texas. Our Jackson Dental dental team will be happy to help you!