Most dental fillings are created from either metallic amalgam or composite resin. They are used to effectively repair and restore a small area of tooth enamel. This is a common treatment option for small cavities, minor cases of dental attrition, or insignificant dental fractures.
If poor oral hygiene complications start to affect the surrounding tooth enamel, you might notice increasing sensitivity and discomfort in the tooth. In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to have the distressed dental filling examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Cindy Wassif.
If the questionable dental filling is large or a new cavity has formed in the tooth Dr. Cindy Wassif might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown restoration. This treatment plan is designed to fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with another material such as gold, base metal alloys, or dental porcelain.
After the old dental filling and any remaining tooth enamel has been cleared away Dr. Cindy Wassif will prepare a detailed impression of the internal abutment This will serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will be tasked with creating your new dental crown.
If the treated tooth will be prevalent in your smile Dr. Cindy Wassif will likely recommend creating the dental crown from porcelain. This material can be shaded to match natural tooth enamel making it indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.
If you are in the Middle River, Maryland, area and you have a tooth with a suspect dental filling, you should call 410-687-1162 to seek timely treatment at Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.