Effectively Dealing With Loose Restorations

Once a dental restoration is put in place, you should feel confident in its ability to protect your enamel and provide support for your bite function. When you have decay or an injury addressed at our Katy, TX dental office, we can provide custom crowns and fillings that provide lasting protection as well as cosmetic benefits. In addition to taking care of new problems whenever they occur, we can help when an older restoration stops providing the support and comfort required of it. When issues arise, we can determine how to best protect your tooth by providing a durable, attractive replacement.

Are You Growing Concerned About An Older Restoration?

If you start to worry about an older restoration that feels loose, one that no longer offers the kind of support you need whenever you bite and chew, or one that appears to be in poor condition, our practice can help! By taking action and seeking treatment, you can prevent potentially serious issues that can negatively impact your quality of life and affect your dental health. Once a restoration stops providing the support it was intended to offer, there is a real risk that you will have new problems with your smile and well-being. Because this is a problem that leaves your smile at risk, we can discuss bringing you in for an emergency procedure.

Planning Treatment To Restore A Vulnerable Tooth

We will evaluate both your tooth and your dental restoration when you think you have a problem. If your filling or dental crown no longer provides the support that it should, we can recommend that you have work done to receive a replacement. It is important that your tooth have adequate support when a procedure takes place. Because of this, one issue we will check for is the possible need to replace an older filling with a dental crown, which can offer more stability for your bite and protect your vulnerable tooth structure.

Treating Problems On Short Notice

Treatment for an active dental problem protects you from potentially serious issues with your oral health. In some cases, you may need to have work done on short notice because the impact of your lost restoration is more serious than you realize. For patients who need attention on short notice, we can provide emergency dental services. This means that you spend less time with active discomfort, and you regain full support for your tooth structure sooner.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Dealing With An Older Restoration

Through the replacement of an older restoration that no longer provides you the support that you require, we can take care of your smile and oral health before there are potential complications with either. If you would like to find out more about how we can take care of you in this and other circumstances, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.