When a small cavity, minor dental fracture, or area of dental attrition forms on one of your teeth, it can often be treated with a simple dental filling. The specific material used to repair the tooth will be based on its location and the tooth’s prevalence in your smile.
If you have further problems with maintaining good oral hygiene habits, or you develop a bad habit of skipping your routine dental checkups at Dr. Scott Chandler’s dental office, the dental filling could be at increased risk of failure.
If a dental filling falls out, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Scott Chandler’s dental clinic. The longer you wait the more likely you are to experience severe complications of tooth decay or a dental fracture.
If the missing dental filling was large, or a new area of decay has formed within the surrounding tooth enamel, there might not be enough healthy enamel for Dr. Scott Chandler to apply a new dental filling. In a situation like this, he might recommend a dental crown.
This method of treatment is designed to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material such as porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy.
If you live in the Payson, Utah area and you have a tooth suffering from a bad or missing filling, you should call 801-465-1810 to seek treatment at Silver Creek Dental.