When a filling is used to repair a cavity or other imperfection in a tooth, the intention is for that filling to last a long time. Unfortunately, as time passes fillings can get old and lose a little structural integrity, or bacteria can slowly and pervasively work their way into the seam where the cement holds a filling in place. In general, larger fillings and older fillings are more likely to fail.
If you have just had a filling come out, or one of your fillings is giving you some trouble you should call [practice_name] as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. The sooner you get it taken care of, the less likely it is to develop further complications.
If the filling is small and the surrounding enamel is healthy and strong [practice_name] might be able to replace the lost filling by simply removing a little more enamel from the area before cementing a new, larger filling in its place.
If a large filling is lost, or there simply isn’t enough enamel remaining to cement a new filling in place, then Dr. [doctor_name] might recommend restoring the tooth with a crown. What the crown is made of will vary depending on the primary function of the tooth and its location in your smile.
If you have recently lost a filling please call [practice_name] at [phone] to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find a fast and effective solution to the problem.