Drs. Ferguson, Batra, and Smith routinely use fillings to repair small-to-modest-sized cavities. While they are effectively hardened or cemented into place with a powerful dental adhesive, no filling is impervious to the passage of time.
In most cases, the older and larger a filling is, the more likely it is to develop a problem. If one of your fillings is giving you trouble or if it goes missing, you need to call your dentists as soon as possible to have it examined and repaired. Without timely treatment, the surrounding enamel could fracture or continue to decay, leading to even more serious complications. If a new area of decay develops in the void left by the missing filling, it could compromise the sensitive internal structures of the tooth.
If the filling was small, Drs. Ferguson, Batra, and Smith might be able to repair it by removing a small amount of enamel and cementing a new filling into place.
If it was a large filling or if the decay has simply compromised too much of the enamel layer of the tooth, they might recommend that the tooth be fitted for a dental crown.
If you have recently lost a filling in Kimball, Michigan, you should not delay in calling 810.985.3301 to seek treatment and repair at our office.