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Small cavities and chips that are limited to a tooth’s enamel layer can often be treated by having a dentist apply a dental filling. The special dental material will seal the area to prevent future tooth decay while also restoring the structural integrity of the tooth.

As time goes on inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can gradually start to weaken the dental filling’s relationship with the adjacent tooth enamel. Initial symptoms that this has started to happen often include gradually worsening sensitivity as well as a change in color or surface texture of the affected tooth.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a distressed dental filling, it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Brant Pittsley. In many of these cases he might recommend replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown.

It will be created from durable materials that replicate the strength of natural tooth enamel. When it’s ready he will cement the dental crown onto the core abutment of the tooth with a strong dental adhesive.

The restored tooth will last you for many years to come. You should include it in your daily oral hygiene routine. Brushing the dental crown each morning and night and remembering to floss once each day will help maintain it and prevent gum disease problems.

If you live in the Davisburg, Michigan, area and you have noticed a problem with a previously treated tooth, you should not delay in calling 248-634-7002 to have it examined and treated at MI Beautiful Smile.