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If you struggle to maintain healthy oral hygiene practices on a regular basis, this can damage your teeth by weakening and demineralizing your tooth enamel. Prolonged poor oral health can weaken the bond between your tooth and a dental filling, resulting in tooth sensitivity and pain, and we encourage you to have the tooth looked at by our dentist so that you can review your options for repairing a sensitive dental filling.

If dental problems have caused your tooth to not have sufficient healthy tooth enamel and a new dental filling doesn’t have the support it needs, our dentist may recommend placing a dental crown instead. A dental crown can replicate the missing tooth enamel structure to support the tooth in a way that the old dental filling could not.

In order to place a dental crown, Dr. Nils Sandstrom will need to remove any remaining tooth enamel so that he can form a small post out of the dentin. This post is called an abutment, and it will serve to anchor the dental crown to your gum line.

We then submit a detailed impression of your treated tooth and any relevant neighboring teeth to highly trained technicians in a dental lab, who will be creating your custom dental crown. In the meantime, we can protect the new abutment with a hard plastic temporary dental crown provided by our dentist. Later, you will return to Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS to remove the temporary crown and have your permanent dental crown cemented to the tooth with a powerful dental adhesive.

To learn more about your options for treating a sensitive dental filling, we urge you to call Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS at 708-388-2500 today and speak with our dentist so that you can receive a dental crown in Palos Heights, Illinois, if needed as soon as possible.