Only a dentist can properly diagnose your specific condition. Using a combination of visual, tactile, X-ray and laser imaging techniques, dentists check teeth for failing dental restorations each time you have an examination. There is variation among dentists as to timing the replacement of a failing restoration.
Dental restorations are procedures that your dentist uses to replace or fix your missing teeth, or missing parts of your teeth. Examples include fillings and crowns.
The clinical urgency for replacing failing dental restorations will be considered if the restoration continues to provide normal function, acceptable appearance, and there is no sign of a disease process such as tooth decay or inflammation of the gums, which are attributable to the failing restoration.