When large dental fillings like an onlay or inlay becomes distressed or falls out, the structural void left in the tooth enamel can be significant. If it’s not immediately examined and repaired by a qualified dentist like Dr. Karisha Madden the tooth with the missing filling could severely fracture, causing pain and severe complications.
Early signs of a distressed dental filling could include discomfort in the tooth, a change in color, or increased sensitivity. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Karisha Madden’s dental office.
In many of these cases where a large dental filling is distressed or lost, Dr. Karisha Madden will recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. This mode of treatment typically requires two separate appointments. It is designed to fully replicate the tooth enamel layer in an alternate dental material.
A professional dental lab will create the dental crown. When it’s ready a member of Dr. Karisha Madden’s will call you to schedule a second appointment. Once it has been cemented in place the dental crown will fully restore the original strength of your tooth.
If you live in the Bellaire, Texas, area and you suspect one of your dental fillings is failing, you should call (713) 667-8080 to have it treated at Madden Dental.