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Dental fillings are typically bonded or cemented in place to repair a tooth for many years. Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene habits and failure to attend your regular dental checkup at Dr. Tatyana Kolodner’s dental office can weaken this connection.

Sometimes a distressed dental filling can cause increased sensitivity or pain when chewing. This might also be accompanied by a change in texture or a gray color developing in the nearby tooth enamel. Other times a distressed dental filling might not show any overt signs of a problem and it simply falls out when you’re eating or chewing gum.

It might be possible for Dr. Tatyana Kolodner to treat a small missing dental filling with a slightly larger replacement dental filling. This is a simple procedure where Dr. Tatyana Kolodner uses a drill to remove a small amount of additional tooth enamel before applying a new dental filling in place.

If the missing filling was large or a new area of tooth decay has formed in the distressed tooth enamel, Dr. Tatyana Kolodner might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This is essentially a complete replica of the tooth enamel layer made from either porcelain, gold, or base metals.

If you live in Studio City, California, and you’ve had a filling fall out, you should not delay in calling 818-761-9526 to seek treatment at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc..