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Tooth enamel erosion and poor oral hygiene habits can sometime weaken the once strong bond holding a dental filling in place. In time a tooth in this condition might become increasingly sensitive. Sometimes a failing dental filling might also cause a notice a change in the texture or color of the affected tooth.

If you have noticed anything abnormal with a previously treated tooth, you should have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist, Dr. Taylor Robinson. If you fail to seek timely professional treatment the dental filling could fall out or the compromised tooth could suffer a significant fracture.

In a case where the failing dental filling is large or there are other complications with the surrounding tooth enamel our dentist might need to perform a dental crown restoration. This treatment is designed to completely replace the tooth’s natural enamel layer and the dental filling with another durable material.

When the dental crown is ready our dentist can use a special dental adhesive to bond it to the healthy core of the tooth.

With good oral hygiene habits and regular attendance of your dental checkups, the newly restored tooth should serve you for many years to come.

If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you have noticed something abnormal with one of your teeth, you should call 801-373-2060 to have it examined and treated at Robinson Wolfgramm Dental.