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Dental fillings are generally bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel or cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. As the years go by the strong relationship between the two substances can start to weaken. This process can be accelerated by poor oral hygiene practices that affect the general health of your tooth enamel.

If a tooth with a dental filling is feeling sensitive or a dental filling falls out, you should have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Richard Timm. After a thorough examination they can help you understand the treatment options needed to restore it.

If a new cavity has developed on the tooth, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to repair the tooth with a new dental filling. In a case like this Dr. Richard Timm might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

This involves Dr. Richard Timm removing the tooth enamel layer to leave behind a small post which is known as an abutment. This will later serve to anchor the dental crown into your mouth.

A crown can be made to match your teeth and fit into place. This will be a strong and great solution to protect your existing tooth.

If you live in Oakdale, Minnesota, and you have a tooth with a distressed or missing filling, you should not delay in calling 651.222.9715 to have it treated at All Family Dental.