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A dental filling is a common treatment for repairing an area of tooth enamel that has been chipped or has a small cavity. This procedure will restore the structure and function of the tooth.

As the years go by it’s possible for poor oral hygiene practices to cause a dental filling to fail. As this happens, you may notice a change in texture, or color, or increased sensitivity or discomfort. Though in some cases, the dental filling may simply fall out without any symptoms.

In a situation like this, you should contact our dentist, Dr. George Yzaguirre. The longer you delay, the more likely the tooth is to suffer a significant dental fracture, which could cause pain, or require more invasive treatment.

If the space left by the missing dental filling is large enough, the dentist might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This procedure will create a nearly perfect replica of the tooth enamel with an alternate material.

The tooth will be prepared by removing whatever remains of the enamel. Then, a detailed impression will be made. It will be sent to the dental lab where your dental crown will be created. When it’s ready, Dr. George Yzaguirre will use a special dental adhesive to cement your crown in place.

If you live in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area and you have a problem with one of your fillings, please call 361-431-3113 to schedule an appointment at George Yzaguirre DDS PA’s clinic.