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A dental filling is often used to treat a single surface cavity or a minor physical defect that in a tooth’s enamel layer. The material used for the dental filling will be securely bonded or cemented to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel to restore the basic function and structure of the tooth for many years.

If you sometimes struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits an acidic environment can start to build up in your mouth. In time it could gradually start to weaken the bond holding one of a dental filling in place.

If you have noticed anything abnormal with a previously repaired tooth, you should have it examined at by a dentist like Dr. Jurgina Elezi or Dr. Danika Crabtree to prevent advanced complications. If they have concerns about the size of the dental filling or structural integrity of the they might recommend a dental crown restoration.

The treatment plan typically takes two separate outpatient appointments to effectively replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another durable dental material. It starts with our dentist removing any existing tooth enamel, as well as the failing dental filling to leave behind an abutment made from the healthy dentin layer of the tooth.

An impression will then be made of the abutment and the related teeth in your bite pattern before she secures a temporary crown in place. It will be sent to a professional dental lab where your dental crown will be created.

Your second appointment at Coddington Dental will cement the dental crown directly onto the abutment to complete the treatment process.

If you live in Quincy, Massachusetts, and you have a distressed tooth, you shouldn’t delay in calling 617-729-4091 to have it treated at Coddington Dental.