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A dental filling is often used to repair a single surface cavity, minor chip, or other defects that affect a tooth’s enamel layer. They are commonly created from durable dental substances like gold, porcelain, metallic amalgam, and composite resin.

Once it has been bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel the dental filling will effectively restore the function and structural integrity of the tooth. However, the passage of time and any oral hygiene inconsistencies can sometimes weaken the connection with the nearby tooth enamel.

As this starts to happen you might notice a change in the surface texture of the tooth and increased tooth sensitivity. If you have noticed an abnormality with one of your teeth, it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by an experienced dentist like Dr. Susan Chmiel.

In some of these cases he might be able to replace the old dental filling with a new one. This mode of treatment calls for him to numb the tooth before carefully removing the old dental filling. This will also involve removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel.

Once the dental filling has been applied to the prepared surface it will be cured and bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Franklin, Wisconsin, area and you are concerned about one of your dental fillings, you should call 414-525-0300 to have it examined and treated at Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel.