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With early detection, a small cavity can often be treated by a filling from our dentist, Dr. Mark Kupec. As time goes on, the bacteria living in your mouth can start to weaken the area around the filling. This is even more likely to be a problem if you don’t maintain good oral hygiene habits.

Common signs that a filling has been compromised include discomfort, a mild toothache, or heightened sensitivity. Sometimes a distressed filling will also cause a change in the texture or color of the tooth.

If you suspect one of your dental fillings needs to be replaced, call 512-930-7645 for an appointment with Dr. Kupec.

Sometimes he can repair the tooth by replacing the filling. If a significant amount of the tooth enamel has been compromised Dr. Kupec might recommend treating the tooth with a crown.

A crown will replace the entire layer of tooth enamel. Most dental crowns are made from gold, base metals, or a special dental grade porcelain. The specific material Dr. Kupec recommends will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth, as well as your personal preference.

If you live in the Georgetown, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a bad filling, you should call Mark Kupec D.D.S. P.C. at 512-930-7645 as soon as possible.