A Tooth with a Missing Filling Might Need Total Restoration from a Crown

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Modest-sized cavities are often repaired by an ordinary filling. As time passes, the natural bacteria in your mouth slowly compromise the cement that is anchoring the filling in place. In general, large and old fillings are more likely to fall out.

If a large filling is lost or a new area of decay forms around it, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to secure a new filling. In a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, might recommend the total restoration of the tooth enamel with a dental crown.

A dental crown in Bristol, Connecticut, is essentially a perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth. The crown itself is hollow to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.

After removing the entirety of the tooth enamel, Dr. Sherif Gabr will make a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This impression will be used to create your dental crown. Modern Dentistry of New England offers one-day dental crowns. When your dental crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit, make any needed adjustments, and cement it into place.

If you have a tooth with a suspicious filling or one that has lost a filling, you should not delay in calling 860-582-4485 to seek timely treatment at Modern Dentistry of New England.