Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay
What is a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings use a composite resin-type material to replace decay that is present in one or more of your natural teeth. If left untreated, decay can continually eat into the tooth and cause the need for a root canal. A filling puts a stop to the spread of decay while re-structuring the overall integrity of the actual tooth. A dental filling can last for many years before it will eventually need to be replaced.
Why might you need a Dental Filling?
In the majority of cases, a dental filling is necessary because a tooth has a cavity. Cavities can be small or large in nature, and the size of the cavity determines the size of the filling needed. With composite resin fillings, you can rest assured that the restoration will blend into the rest of your teeth and will be virtually invisible to the naked eye. In some instances, a filling may be needed because there is a break or crack in the tooth.
Why might you be a good candidate for Dental Fillings?
Cavities and signs of decay are often spotted during your bi-annual dental exams. You will be re-scheduled to come in and have the filling placed. You’re a good candidate for the procedure if you have dental decay and are looking for a quick, durable option to help restore the tooth. We are committed to providing you with a solid filling that will last for many years.
What can you expect during the Dental Filling procedure?
You will receive anesthetic of your choice to make the visit more comfortable for you. The tooth that will be getting filled is drilled into to remove the decay. Once the decay has been completely removed, the area is prepped for the composite material. The resin is then poured into the tooth and shaped to create a comfortable and even bite. The material is then cured using a blue curing light so that it sets into the tooth. We are here to answer any questions regarding your filling procedure before, during and after having it done.
If you need a dental filling or want to replace an existing filling, contact us right away so that we can help in scheduling an appointment for you.