If you have had a tooth fracture or tooth decay, you probably need a tooth filling, which is a form of restorative dentistry used to repair problems like these. Some materials commonly used for fillings are silver amalgam, porcelain, and composite.
One common aspect of tooth decay is enamel loss that may cause tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity due to enamel loss can be improved or eliminated by placing a dental filling. In other cases, more extensive tooth decay or damage may necessitate the need for dental crowns, dental implants, or root canals.
Consultation and Treatment
Tooth decay is something that is typically discovered during your regular dental cleaning. At this time, we will take a look at any suspicious teeth. We may also take x-rays to discover the extent and precise location of the tooth decay and cavity.
After we determine that a tooth filling is necessary, we will apprise you of your full range of options for filling and sealing the tooth cavity, preventing more extensive decay and tooth damage. Depending upon your medical history, cavity location, biting force, aesthetic needs, and number of visits needed, we will determine the best filling option for you and your individual needs.
Filling cavities is a fairly straightforward procedure that does not involve any significant risks, but you can always feel free to contact us in the event that you have any questions or in the unlikely event that you should experience complications.
There are quite a few materials that can serve as tooth fillings. The type that you will need depends upon the level of tooth decay and where the damaged tooth is located.
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