So you need a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings are meant to replace areas in a tooth that have become decayed. Tooth decay, often referred to as a cavity, can occur because of poor dental hygiene habits or because of the types of foods and drinks we consume. Some patients are more susceptible to tooth decay than others. With the help of an examination, we can determine if you’ll need a dental filling.
Why might you require a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is often required if a cavity is found. Cavities are small areas of a tooth that have become decayed. The decay is removed during the filling procedure and the filling material put into its place. Fillings are made out of tooth-colored composite resin, which allows for a flawless, natural look.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Fillings?
To determine if a filling is necessary, you’ll have an exam with Dr. Jess Chhokar. During the exam, we’ll check your teeth for signs of decay. Decay can be spotted on dental x-rays as well, so these may be required to locate harder-to-find cavities. Children are more likely to have cavities, but it’s not uncommon for adults to have tooth decay as well.
What can be expected during the procedure for a Dental Filling?
First, the area that needs the filling will be anesthetized for your comfort. Dr. Jess Chhokar then works to remove any decay from the tooth. Once the decay is completely removed, the hole is prepped for the filling material. The composite is then poured and shaped into the hole, creating a smooth, flawless finish. The filling is cured by using a bright curing light. Once the filling has been cured and hardened, you can leave and enjoy the benefits of a tooth-colored restoration. Multiple fillings can be placed at the same time if they’re located on the same side of the mouth. This prevents your whole mouth from being numb at the same time.
If you’re interested in Dental Fillings treatment for your child, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.