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Dental fillings are often used to repair a tooth that has suffered a minor fracture, dental attrition, or a small cavity. While they are meant to last for many years it is possible for the natural bacteria in your mouth to weaken a dental filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

If one of your dental fillings is giving your trouble or falls out, it’s best to seek treatment at Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen’s dental office. Once they has examined the tooth they can help you understand the treatment options needed to restore it.

If the compromised area is large or a new cavity has formed in the tooth, there might not be enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to repair the tooth with a new dental filling. In a case like this, Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

This involves Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen removing the tooth enamel layer to leave behind a small post which is known as an abutment. This will later serve to anchor your crown into your mouth.

Then a detailed impression will be created of the abutment and surrounding teeth before Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen covers it with a temporary crown. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your dental crown will be created.

When your crown is ready you will need to come in for a second appointment. Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen will then cement your new dental crown in place with a strong dental adhesive that will bond it to the abutment for many years.

If you live in Mesa, Arizona, and you have a tooth with a distressed or missing filling, you should not delay in call 480-830-8946 to have it treated at Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen.