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While it’s unfortunate, many dental fillings have a finite lifespan. While they are meant to last for many years, poor oral hygiene practices can contribute to a disassociation between the dental filling material land the tooth enamel it was once married to.

This could potentially cause the dental filling to loosen or even fall out. In a situation like this, you need to have distressed tooth examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Joshua Merrill.

If the missing dental filling was large or the biting surface of the tooth has been significantly compromised Dr. Joshua Merrill might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will replace the tooth’s original enamel layer with a replica created from either porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy.

Once the tooth enamel and the dental filling have been removed, Dr. Joshua Merrill will prepare a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide dental technicians while creating your dental crown.

When it’s ready Dr. Joshua Merrill will cement your new dental crown in place with a dental adhesive meant to bond it in your mouth for many long years.

If you live in the New London, Ohio, area and you have a tooth suffering from a missing dental filling, you should call 419-929-1544 to seek treatment at New London Complete Health Dentistry.