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Dentists will often use a dental filling to treat a tooth that has been affected by a small cavity, minor dental fracture or another defect that is limited to the enamel. This is intended to restore the tooth’s basic function and structural integrity for many years.

However, the passage of time and inconsistencies in your daily hygiene routine can weaken the bond between a dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This can sometimes cause a slight change in color or texture around the dental filling, as well as a general sense of discomfort or increasing sensitivity. If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you need to have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu as soon as possible. If you forgo professional attention, the compromised structural integrity of the tooth could increase your chances of suffering a significant dental fracture. In some cases of failing dental fillings, the dentist can treat the tooth with a new dental filling or by performing a dental crown restoration. If a new area of tooth decay has developed around the old dental filling, or the sensitive pulp of the tooth has been affected he might need to perform a root canal.

If you live in the Ontario, California, area and you are concerned about one of your dental fillings, you should not delay in calling 909-984-2476 to have it examined and treated at Ontario Chino Dental Center.