So you need a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings are meant to replace areas in a tooth that have been damaged via tooth decay or bacteria. 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.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Fillings?
To determine if a filling is required a dental exam will take place and a dental x-ray may be required. Children may be more susceptible to cavities as “baby teeth” have less enamel than adult teeth and their ability to brush and floss may be dependent on parents assisting.
What can be expected during the procedure for a Dental Filling?
First, the area that requires the filling will be anesthetized for your comfort. The dentist then works to remove any decay from the tooth. Once the decay is completely removed, the preparation is prepped for the filling material. The composite is then placed and shaped, 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 required.
If you would like to learn more about Dental Fillings please contact our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.