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Dental fillings are typically made from durable dental materials with the ability to replicate the strength of natural tooth enamel. This is a common treatment plan for addressing a minor case of tooth decay, small dental fractures or other physical defects to a tooth’s enamel layer.

As time goes by it is possible for the once firm bond between a dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel to weaken. This is more likely to occur if you are sometimes lax with your daily oral hygiene regimen.

Early signs of a dental filling that has become distressed could include a change in color or texture or heightened sensitivity. If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, should have it examined by one of our skilled dentists as soon as possible.

If the distressed dental filling is large, there might not be sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining for us to apply a replacement dental filling. To effectively treat a case like this we might recommend replacing the tooth’s enamel layer by performing a dental crown restoration.

This treatment plan will effectively replace the tooth’s remaining enamel layer with a material with a gold alloy, dental grade porcelain or base metals.

If you live in Wappingers Falls, New York, and you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you should call 845-297-0757 to have it examined and treated at Wappingers Falls Dental Arts. Dr. Shay Markovitch & Associates are pleased to assist you with all of your oral care needs.