Do I Need To Replace Older Restorations?

There are times when dental problems have to be treated with permanent fillings or crowns. The good news is that the right restoration can keep a tooth safe while also preserving the way you look when you smile and speak. While they are strong enough to hold up against years of friction generated by your bite function, you should watch out for signs of trouble, particularly with older restorations. During regular appointments, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office will evaluate your smile carefully, and will take care to evaluate your fillings and crowns as well as your enamel. The good news is that when problems do affect these restorations, our practice can provide a durable, dependable restoration that still preserves the way you look!

Take Trouble With A Restoration Seriously

Just as a problem with your tooth structure creates problems that need to be addressed by a dentist, a problem with an older dental filling or crown can require professional support. Without a secure and stable restoration in place, you lose valuable protection for a tooth in a vulnerable condition, which can lead to new oral health issues. Trouble will also interfere with your bite function and health. While you need to look out for older restorations, remember that fillings and dental crowns—like our natural teeth—can be harmed due to injury or poor oral hygiene.

Replacing An Older Filling Or Crown

If an older restoration is damaged or no longer secure, we can make plans to provide a replacement. It is important that you undergo a close evaluation before you receive that new restoration—we may need to provide a dental crown to protect a tooth that was previously supported with a filling. Because our crowns are produced using an in-office milling machine, we can provide support in less time because we can have these restorations ready in one appointment!

Your Checkups Can Warn You About Possible Dental Problems

By scheduling your dental exams on a regular basis, you can count on early warnings and timely care when there are problems that need to be addressed. Early detection can lead to more conservative cavity treatments that remove the need for more involved services like root canal treatment. Because these visits also provide preventive services, we can help you avoid future issues with your teeth and gums!

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Replacing An Old Restoration

Through consistent care and timely treatment, you can avoid problems that are created when an older restoration stops providing the support that you require. In addition to providing new fillings and crowns, we can help with a range of oral health and smile concerns. If you would like to find out more, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.