A dentist will sometimes use a large dental filling to treat a dental fracture or a significant case of tooth decay that affects the biting surface of a molar or premolar. These fillings are typically made from a metal amalgam, composite resin, gold alloy or a special type of dental grade porcelain.
Large fillings can sometimes have a shorter lifespan than their smaller counterparts. As time goes on the tooth’s enamel layer might be affected by poor oral hygiene practices or the chronic presence of plaque and acids. These things can potentially weaken the relationship between the tooth and the dental filling material. Early signs of a distressed dental filling include discomfort in the tooth, a change in color, or increased sensitivity. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should have it examined by Dr. Robert Farber.
Sometimes treating a tooth with a large distressed or missing dental filling calls for Dr. Robert Farber to perform a dental crown restoration. This treatment typically requires two separate appointments to fully prepare, your tooth and place the crown. The new dental crown will need to be prepared at a professional dental lab. When it’s ready a member of Dearborn West Dental’s will call you to set up time for a second appointment. Once it has been cemented in place the dental crown will restore the strength and function of your tooth.
If you live in the Dearborn, Michigan, area and you have a tooth with a distressed dental filling, you should call 313-562-5610 to have it treated at Dearborn West Dental.