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When a dental filling falls out or becomes distressed, it is often the result of poor oral hygiene practices that have allowed acids to demineralize the surrounding tooth enamel. At the same time, individuals who grind their teeth while sleeping or who have a bad habit of chewing on foreign objects are also at increased risk of suffering a damaged or lost dental filling.

If you have recently lost a dental filling or you have noticed something abnormal about a previously treated tooth, you need to have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Don Schiess. To effectively treat a tooth that has lost a large dental filling the dentist might need to perform a dental crown restoration. This treatment process calls for removing the tooth’s enamel layer to prepare the dentin to support the new crown. from the dentin layer. The crown will be created in a state of the art dental lab from materials meant to rival the natural durability of natural tooth enamel. The dentist will then secure it to the abutment with a special dental adhesive.

If you have a tooth with a missing dental filling, and you are in the Medford, Oregon, area, you should call 541-773-4073 to have it treated at Open Door Family Dentistry.