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Dental fillings are typically cemented into place or hardened by an ultraviolet light to secure their bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. If you are inconsistent with your daily brushing and flossing the bacteria living in your mouth could start to weaken the dental filling’s connection.

If one of your dental fillings falls out, you should not delay in seeking treatment with Dr. Mark DeWitt at his clinic in Lansing, Michigan. The more time that elapses in seeking treatment the more likely you are to suffer a serious dental fracture or a severe toothache.

If the missing dental filling was small Dr. Mark DeWitt might possibly be able to repair it with another filling. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to create a clean surface to later cement a new filling in place.

If it was a large filling or the decay has simply compromised too much of the enamel layer of the tooth, then Dr. Mark DeWitt might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown.

In the future, you might want to increase your focus on your daily oral hygiene routine to help maintain the integrity of your remaining dental fillings.

If you live in the Lansing, Michigan, area and you have recently lost a filling, you shouldn’t delay in calling 517-323-7926 to have it treated at Mark L. DeWitt DDS.