Do Dental Fillings Fall Out? What Should Be Done in Case of a Falling Tooth Filling?
The aesthetic filling is prepared if there are cavities if the tooth is broken or if there are color differences. Recently, aesthetic composite fillings come to mind when it comes to the aesthetic filling because it is more accurate to the truth. These fillings are made of quite robust materials, provide anatomical and chewing efficiency, prevent the escape of food debris in contact with the neighboring teeth, and allow the physician to easily offer hand workmanship. The quality of the material of the composite filling causes it to adapt better to the tooth and the tooth to adopt that material more easily. The aesthetic filling is a filling used for decayed tooth filling. It is additionally resorted to repairing broken teeth for any reason. The same care should be given to the tooth that is filled with other teeth. If the tooth is not properly maintained, it should not be expected to be used for a long time.
Why Does the Dental Filling Fall?
The reasons for tooth filling fall may be due to the inadequacy of the filling treatment, modern problems in dental health, and some unwanted movements of the patient. The reasons for the filler to fall are as follows:
- As a result of the formation of a recent decay on the tooth filled or the decay not being completely cleaned, it prevents the tooth filling from holding and the filling falls off.
- It is a condition that erodes the filling and tooth as a result of teeth grinding and clenching. A condition called Bruxism can cause more advanced health problems when people grind their teeth during their sleep at night.
- The physical bond between your filling and the tooth can be loosened by being adversely affected by various chemical reactions in the mouth.
- Even if the dental filling is made of extremely high quality and solid material, trying to break hard foods or hard-shelled foods (hazelnut, walnut, peanut, etc.) with your teeth may cause the tooth filling to fall, which can be abrasive and harmful even for your natural teeth.
- Chewing foods too hard and chewing on one side for a long time with unbalanced force can damage the dental filling and cause falls.
- Continuous biting of hard materials may damage the dental filling. For example, pencil points, needles, or hairpins can often cause this situation. The key problem here is not the object itself, but the constant biting behavior.
What Should Be Done in Case of a Falling Tooth Filling?
A falling tooth filling is not an emergency that requires you to visit the dentist instantly. However, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible (for example the next day) and renew the filling. If a decay formation is seen in the area where the filling is made, the filling can be renewed with extra precautions or procedures if your physician deems it appropriate. Every so often, if it is recognized that the filling process of this tooth cannot save the situation, your physician may prefer to perform root canal treatment.
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