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If you struggle to consistently brush your teeth every morning and night, or you sometimes forget to floss at least once per day, chronic plaque acids could develop in your mouth. The persistent acidic environment in your mouth could gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel.

This could gradually start to disassociate the bond between one of your dental fillings and the surrounding tooth enamel. As this starts to happen it could affect the structural integrity of the tooth, which could increase your chances of suffering a dental fracture.

If you suspect one of your dental fillings is distressed or about to fall out, you need to have the tooth examined by a dentist like Dr. Edward Brandon. After a thorough examination he will help you understand your applicable treatment options.

In some of these cases, a small distressed dental filling can simply be replaced by removing a minuscule amount of additional enamel. Then a new slightly larger dental filling can be secured in its place.

If the questionable dental filling is large or a new area of tooth decay has developed in the tooth enamel he might a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment is designed to fully replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental grade material.

If you live in the Brecksville, Ohio, area and you have a distressed filling, you should call 440-526-8688 to seek treatment at Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc.