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A dental filling is often an effective treatment method for repairing a tooth that has suffered a small cavity, a modest area of dental attrition, or a minor dental fracture. It is intended to replace the compromised area of tooth enamel with another material. While dental fillings are not directly vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay, it is possible for bacterial complications to gradually weaken its bond with the adjacent tooth enamel.

As this starts to happen the tooth might become increasingly sensitive, or experience a change in texture and color. If the compromised dental filling was large or a new area of tooth decay has developed, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining for Dr. Shahnam Amini to treat the tooth with a new dental filling. In a case like this, he might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

This treatment starts with Dr. Shahnam Amini numbing the tooth before using a drill to remove the dental filling and any remaining tooth enamel. This will leave a small post which is known as an abutment. It will eventually anchor your dental crown in your mouth.

A detailed impression is made of the abutment and any other related teeth in the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where technicians will prepare your dental crown. Your will need to come in for a second appointment when your dental crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and Dr. Shahnam Amini will cement your dental crown onto the abutment.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a bad filling, you should call 713-644-4446 to have it treated at Centro Family Dental.