Dental Fillings: Best Solution To Fill Cavities

Dental Fillings: Best Solution To Fill Cavities

Posted by ALLURE DENTAL CARE OF MAPLE LAWN on Feb 9 2023, 05:39 AM

Dental Fillings: Best Solution To Fill Cavities

Dental fillings are common dental solutions used to repair the damage caused by cavities, tooth decay, or fractures. These fillings help restore the tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Dental fillings are the best way to fill cavities and prevent tooth decay from coming back. When a tooth is decayed, the decay must be removed, and the area needs to be filled in with a material that will prevent further decay.

After tooth decay, cavities, or tooth damage, the dentist will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and fill the cavity with a filling. A filling will restore the tooth’s function and appearance after it has been damaged due to decay or trauma. There are several types of fillings available; your dentist will discuss options with you to help you determine which one is right for you. The most commonly used type of filling is composite resin, which is plastic mixed with glass material to create a smooth mixture that can be applied to the treated area by the dentist. Composite resin is available in many shades, so the dentist can blend it to match the color of your teeth for a natural-looking restoration.

Why Get a Dental Filling?

A cavity is a pit or hole that forms in a tooth because of tooth decay. These holes start off small but can easily progress to severe damage when left untreated. Not only can cavities affect your oral health and the appearance of your smile, but they can also cause pain that radiates through the head and into the rest of the body as well. Thankfully, these cavities can easily be treated using treatments such as fillings to prevent further decay and pain.

Getting a dental filling fast and painlessly restores the affected tooth to its original shape, size, and strength. They can even be used to replace old metal fillings for a more natural appearance. 

How Is a Dental Filling Placed?

Your dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. The affected tooth will be cleaned and shaped so the restoration can fit properly. A dental drill will be used to prepare the tooth, removing decay and old fillings, if any. After the tooth is prepared, it will be coated with a substance called “dentin conditioner.” Then your dentist will apply the composite resin material in layers and use a special light to harden each layer. Once the resin is hardened, the dentist will shape it to fit with the bite. Finally, the surfaces will be polished and smoothed out to match the other teeth. 

If you are looking for the best dentist who can treat your oral issues, visit ALLURE DENTAL at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 150, Fulton, MD 20759. Call us at (240) 456-0717 to book an appointment. 

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