What is a Buildup–Part 1

A Buildup is used when a fracture or decay causes a portion of a tooth to break off, and in some cases, there’s simply not enough tooth left to place a crown. A Buildup will replace the missing portion and save the tooth by building it up with Buildup Resin materials.

A build-up may become necessary, and you should always consult your dentist to see if this procedure is right for you. Having cracked or decayed teeth is always a concern for your oral and physical health.

Below are some FAQ’s about Build Ups.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials are in a Build-up?

  • A Tooth Colored “composite” filling material
  • A silver “amalgam” material

What are the benefits to my tooth of a Build-up?

  • It restores a broken down or decayed tooth to the ideal shape needed to accommodate a crown, bridge, inlay, onlay or veneer.

What are the risks to my tooth associated with a Build-up?

  • Preparing and placing a build-up can irritate the tooth and cause “post-operative sensitivity” which may last for up to 3 months
  • Teeth that have had build-ups may need a root canal treatment about 6% of the time during the lifetime of the tooth
  • A build-up may require the placement of “pins” into the tooth to aid in retention increasing the risk of root canal treatment Composite Material

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