The Size of a Missing Filling Influences the Method Needed to Treat the Problem

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Dental fillings in Atlanta, Georgia, are made from artificial materials like porcelain, composite resin, amalgam or gold. When Dr. Omar Damji cements the filling in place, it is intended to last for a very long time. However, no filling can last forever. In general, the larger and older a filling is, the more likely it is to have the cement holding it in place compromised by the bacteria in your mouth.

If one of your fillings is giving you trouble or if it falls out, you need to call Dr. Omar Damji as soon as possible to have it repaired. The compromised tooth enamel could fracture or continue to decay, leading to even more serious complications.

If the filling was small, your dentist might be able to repair it by removing a small amount of the enamel and cementing a new filling in place.

If it was a large filling, or if the decay has compromised too much of the enamel, then Dr. Omar Damji might recommend having the tooth fitted for a crown. This often takes two separate appointments. The first will involve removing all of the tooth enamel and casting an impression of the abutment. The second will involve fitting the new crown after an off-site dental lab has completed it.

If you suspect one of your fillings is going bad, or if you have recently lost a filling in Atlanta, Georgia, you should not delay in calling Executive Park Dentistry at 404-633-1853 to have it treated and repaired.