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A dental filling is often used to treat a tooth that was compromised by a small chip or a minor cavity. The special materials used will directly resist tooth decay. However, the natural bacteria in your mouth can gradually start to weaken the dental filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur if you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene practices.

As the dental filling’s bond starts to weaken, you might notice heightened sensitivity or discomfort in the tooth when you bite down. You might also notice a change in texture or a grade shade in the surrounding tooth enamel. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with one of your teeth you should not delay in seeking treatment from Dr. Leo Eliezer.  

If you ignore these early symptoms, the dental filling could potentially come loose and fall out. When this happens you might feel significant discomfort, while the tooth is also at increased risk of further tooth decay.

If the missing dental filling was large, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Leo Eliezer to repair it with a new dental filling. In a case like this he might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

If you live in Alpharetta, Georgia, and you have a tooth with a missing or distressed dental filling, you should not delay in calling 678-813-1634 to have it treated and restored at Jones Bridge Dental Care.