Every year around Halloween, fright enthusiasts come out of the woodwork to celebrate all things scary. You might have been the victim of one of their practical jokes at work. Or you might even be one of them, spending your October weekends at haunted houses or revisiting your favorite horror films.

A good scare every now and then can be thrilling. Tiptoeing through a haunted house with your heart racing, waiting for the next zombie to jump out at you from a dark corner can be fun.

That’s because you know it’s not real. Zombies don’t exist. The house isn’t really haunted. And no one is actually going to hurt you.

In reality, though, sometimes you can be spooked by old ghosts from the past, such as an old, failing dental restoration!

It’s a great feeling when you’re able to fix a problem and move on with your life. Sometimes, though, a problem you thought was solved can show up again, unannounced, to crash the party. That’s what it can seem like if you’ve ever had one of your dental restorations fail you.

Our team at Bayou Dental Group knows that being haunted by old dental work is no fun at all. That’s why we do all we can to fix or replace old restorations that may be failing you so you can get back to enjoying this season of fright pain-free.

Today, we’re talking about how old restorations can come back to haunt your teeth, and how we can put those dental ghosts to rest for good!

How Old Restorations Can Haunt You…

Dentistry has come a long way in recent years thanks to advances in science and technology. Despite this, there hasn’t been a way to craft dental restorations that will last forever. Even though they’re made to be strong and durable for many years, they can fail from time to time.

These are just some examples of how that can happen!

The Dark Side Of Dental Fillings

When you have a cavity, what that means is you basically have a hole in your tooth. A dental filling, which bonds to the tooth’s healthy enamel, will seal and protect your tooth from further decay for many years.

But on occasion, all the years of biting and chewing can take its toll, and the filling can fall out.

In our Monroe, LA dental office, we can replace old fillings with Esthet-X HD. It’s a very strong composite material that can be precisely matched to the color of your teeth for a natural-looking, fully restored smile!

Old Inlays & Onlays That Won’t Rest


Similar to a dental filling, an inlay or onlay can be used to protect a damaged tooth by covering it rather than filling it.

Also like fillings, inlays and onlays are quite strong and durable, made to last many years. But they aren’t completely immune to wear and tear over a long period of time and may need to be replaced, repaired, or restored.

If you find yourself in pain because of a failed inlay or onlay from years past, take an over-the counter pain reliever, and then call our Monroe, LA dental office for assistance at 318-302-4236. We will do all we can to get you the treatment you need!

The Heavy Burden Of Old Dental Crowns

Crowns are the unsung heroes of dentistry. That’s because dental crowns can be used to solve all sorts of problems with your teeth. From cavities too large for a standard filling to a tooth replacement covering a dental implant, crowns are strong, durable, and lasting.

But again, there are those rare occasions when a dental crown can break, loosen, or fall out. Dr. Finley and our highly-skilled professionals can replace your damaged crown in one day thanks to our advanced CEREC technology! By the time you leave our Monroe dental office, your smile is beautifully restored.

Count On Us When Old Restorations Haunt You!

If you’re ever haunted by the ghosts of old, failing restorations, count on our team at Bayou Dental Group. We can repair or replace your old dental work with new, strong, natural-looking restorations to keep your smile healthy and beautiful!

Call us today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.