How to Properly Deal with a Lost Filling

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Fillings are made from artificial materials that are not subject to normal tooth decay. While a filling is intended to last a long time, it’s not uncommon for one to be lost or fall out. Large fillings and old fillings tend to fail more easily than small fillings. This is often a product of the bacteria in your mouth damaging the cement that holds your filling in place.

If you have recently lost a filling, you need to call Madison Dental Spa as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Early resolution reduces your chances of developing serious complications in the tooth.

In some cases, your dentist might be able to replace the lost filling by simply removing a little more enamel from the area before cementing a new, larger filling in its place.

If a large filling falls out there might not be enough enamel left to properly cement a new filling in place. In a situation like this the dentists at Madison Dental Spa often recommend that the tooth be restored with a crown. Crown material will vary depending on the primary function of the tooth and its appearance in your smile.

If you have recently lost a filling please call Madison Dental Spa at 203.245.5101 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find a fast and effective solution to the problem.