Restorations need to remain in place long after they are used to protect teeth. Unfortunately, our enamel will not recover from the effects of a cavity or traumatic injury; for as long as you have the tooth, you will need to make sure it is kept safe with your filling or crown. While these appliances are made to last, problems can occur. They, like your natural teeth, can be harmed or experience problems if you have a poor oral hygiene routine. They can also wear down over the years from repeated wear and tear, just as teeth can be worn down in time. At our Katy, TX dental practice, we can both provide permanent fillings and crowns and offer support when older restorations need to be replaced. One way to avoid problems is to keep up with your regular dental exams, which create opportunities for us to warn you about the early signs of trouble.
Restorations Provide Permanent Protection For Teeth After Treatment
To complete restorative treatment for a cavity or dental injury, our practice can provide a permanent appliance to keep your tooth safe. Restorative services rely on both dental fillings and dental crowns when teeth are cared for; each of these can provide bite support, and they can be made to imitate your healthy enamel. After treatment, you are protected against further harm, as well as a possible infection. You also have support so that you can still bite and chew without difficulty. That functional support is important for protecting you against bite difficulties that can lead to TMJ disorder and other problems. If you grow less comfortable using a restored tooth to bite, if a filling or crown starts to feel loose, or if you have any other issues, make sure that you let your dentist know. We can determine if a replacement is needed and provide one so that your tooth remains safe.
We Can Provide A Durable And Lifelike Replacement For An Older Filling Or Crown
You should feel confident that your tooth is safe thanks to your dental filling or dental crown, and you should not feel discomfort from its presence. If you have problems with a loose or uncomfortable restoration, discomfort when you bite, or concerns about the appearance of your tooth, we can work with you to find the right solution. Beyond simply swapping out an older restoration for a new one, we will evaluate your tooth carefully to see what kind of support it requires. It may be necessary to replace an older filling with a new crown, as you may need more protection for your tooth. The good news is that we can provide this support and still prioritize your comfort and appearance through treatment.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Replacing An Older Restoration
In order to keep up with quality smile care, you should pay attention to any warning signs that something might be wrong, including the warning signs that your tooth no longer has the protection it should from its filling or crown. After an evaluation, we can determine what the right course of action is to make sure you leave our practice with the support you require. If you are ready to discuss this or any other kind of oral health issue with us, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!