A dental filling can be used to repair a minor defect in a tooth’s enamel layer. They are a common treatment option for address minor cavities and chips. Once it has been installed the dental filling will effectively restore the structural integrity of the tooth for many years.
As the years go by it is possible for an old dental filling loosen its once strong bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. A problem like this might also occur if you sometimes forget to brush and floss your teeth or you have a bad habit of putting off your dental checkups with Dr. Gloria Barredo.
If you notice one of your dental fillings feels loose or falls out, you need to have it examined and treated as soon as possible. The longer you wait to have it seen by a dentist the more likely you are to experience a new cavity or a severe dental fracture.
After examining the tooth our dentist will help you understand your possible treatment options. Once it has been treated Dr. Gloria Barredo can help you understand any improvements you might want to make in your daily routine. Sometimes little changes in your oral hygiene habits can go a long way toward preventing further problems with your dental work.
If you live in the area surrounding Jupiter, Florida, and you have a tooth with a distressed or missing dental filling you should call 561-741-8008 to have it treated as soon as possible at Gloria Barredo, DMD.