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A dental filling is often a common treatment for addressing a tooth with a minor defect in the enamel layer. This could be related to a small cavity, minor dental fracture, or a recently developed case of dental attrition.

Once the specific material has been applied to the affected area it will effectively restore the structural integrity and basic function of the tooth. Yet as time goes on it’s possible for the bond between the dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel to weaken. This process could be linked to poor oral hygiene and demineralized tooth enamel.

If you have noticed any abnormal signs in a tooth repaired with a dental filling you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Peter Lo Destro as soon as possible. Sometimes he can repair the tooth with a new dental filling or by restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

If the tooth with the distressed filling goes without professional treatment the compromised structural integrity could cause a more severe dental fracture. This could require more invasive treatment such as a root canal to restore sufficient structure capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If you live in the Yorkville and Aurora, Illinois, region and you are concerned about one of your dental filling, you should not delay in calling to have it examined and treated at Peter Lo Destro DDS PC’s dental offices.