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Dr. Nidal Obeid typically uses a strong dental adhesive or bonding material to secure dental fillings to the surrounding tooth enamel. This is designed to repair a tooth that has been compromised by a small cavity or a minor dental fracture.

As the years pass, the bond between the dental filling and the tooth enamel can gradually start to weaken. Any inconsistencies in your oral hygiene habits can increase the chances of the natural bacteria in your mouth infiltrating the seam between the dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel.

As time goes on the dental filling could potentially loosen or fall out. In a situation like this, Dr. Nidal Obeid might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a replica cast from either porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy.

Once the tooth enamel and any remnants of the dental filling have been removed, Dr. Nidal Obeid will prepare a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide dental technicians while creating your dental crown. When your dental crown is ready, Dr. Nidal Obeid will call you back in for a brief follow up appointment. The temporary crown will be removed and your new dental crown is cemented in place.

If you live in the Palatine, Illinois, area and you have a tooth suffering from a missing dental filling, you should call 847-485-8767 to seek treatment at Family Dental of Palatine.