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Dentists typically use dental fillings to effectively treat minor defects in a tooth’s enamel layer. This could be attributed to a small area of tooth decay, a minor dental fracture, or a small area of dental attrition. Most dental fillings are made from either metallic amalgam, composite resin, dental grade porcelain, or a gold alloy.

While a dental filling is intended to effectively repair a tooth, the passage of time and any issues with your daily oral hygiene routine could cause a demineralization of the nearby tooth enamel. This could gradually cause the dental filling to disassociate from the surrounding dental material.

If you notice a change in a tooth with a dental filling, you should not delay in seeking treatment from a qualified dentist like Dr. Bertha Bravo. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to suffer worsening complications.

If the distressed dental filling is small it might be replaced by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel. Then Dr. Bertha Bravo can install a new dental filling.

If a new area of tooth decay has developed near the failing dental filling, she might recommend a dental crown restoration. This treatment method will completely replace tooth’s enamel layer with a replica cast in gold, porcelain, or a special metallic alloy.

If you live in Hempstead, New York and you have a noticed a change in a tooth with a dental filling, you should call 516-485-1145 to have it examined and treated at the dental office of Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC.