A Missing Filling Can Lead to a Severe Dental Fracture

Posted by Rick Jackomis DDS Sep 11, 2017

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Dental fillings are typically used to repair a minor defect in a tooth caused by a chip, small cavity, or dental attrition. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the bond between the dental filling and the adjacent tooth enamel can be weakened.

Should one of your dental fillings fall out, you need to seek timely treatment from a dentist like Dr. Rick Jackomis. As time goes on compromised dental structure could put the tooth at extreme risk of suffering a severe dental fracture, or a large area of tooth decay.

If the original dental filling was small Dr. Rick Jackomis might be able to repair the tooth by removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel. This will ensure a clean and healthy surface to bond a new dental filling in place.

Dr. Rick Jackomis might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown if the original dental filling was large. This mode of treatment will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate dental material.

In a severe case where interior tissues of the tooth have also been compromised, Dr. Rick Jackomis might need to perform a root canal. Once he has removed any damaged or decayed material. Then he will create a new structure capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If you are in the Sterling, Virginia, area and you have a tooth with a missing filling, you should call 703-444-9244 to seek treatment at Rick Jackomis, DDS.

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