A dental filling is always going to be needed after your cavity treatment. The unfortunate reality is that a cavity will permanently damage your enamel, and that means you will always need protection. So what should you do if you feel like your older dental filling is starting to loosen, or if it causes you discomfort? At our Baxter, MN dentist’s office, we can take a look at your tooth to determine what we can do for you. Replacing an older filling will protect your tooth, and timely care can prevent complications that lead to more dental damage and the need for more involved treatment.

Why Am I Having A Problem With My Filling?

Remember that your restorations, like your teeth, will have more problems if you do not have a good oral hygiene routine in place. However, even if you have good habits in place that you commit to consistently, issues can develop as restorations wear down. Depending on its location, and how biting and chewing affects it, a dental filling can start to wear down, or it can change shape. Metal fillings are more reactive to temperature extremes, and those changes can ultimately alter its size and position.

Reviewing Your Filling To See How We Can Help You

If your filling is older, or if it is now loose, we can determine what kind of restorative dental work is necessary. While your tooth needed a filling previously, a different approach may be necessary. With a custom dental crown, we can protect your tooth and ensure you still have confidence that you can bite and chew without issues.

More Benefits To Regular Dental Exams

At every routine dental exam, we can check on any older restorations that you have. Because fillings and crowns can wear down over time, it is important to monitor them to see if replacements are necessary. We can provide replacements that can protect your smile as well as your enamel. We can also look out for any new problems that have affected you and require our attention.

Talk To Your Baxter, MN Dentist’s Office About Treatment For An Older Or Loose Filling

Our Baxter, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help you if you need to do something about a loose or insecure filling. Dealing with this problem promptly is a good idea. If your restoration is lost, or if it damages your surrounding enamel, it can lead to new difficulties that will need to be addressed. Patients can come to us for this and many other services, which can lead to oral health benefits as well as ongoing preventive support to keep new issues from arising. For more information about our practice and services, please reach out to your Baxter, MN, dentist, Dr. Roberts, by calling (218) 454-0523.