Fillings, also called dental restoratives, makes teeth strong by having the damaged area of the tooth removed and then replaced with a composite material. The purpose of getting tooth fillings is to eliminate infection and pain as well as to aid in restoring the strength of teeth for chewing and biting. At or office we offer several choices in filling materials including:
- Composite Resin (Tooth-Colored)
The specific type of dental fillings is entirely up to our patients. We will explain the pros and cons of each so you can make the right decision for your dental health. The differences we will explain include longevity, durability, performance and expense of each of the materials offered. These facts include:
- What material is used for the filling
- How much tooth is left for the filling to bond with
- Where the filling is placed in the mouth
- The chewing load for the tooth
Our expert staff will examine your teeth and present you with the best filling options available. You will then be allowed to make the final decision based on the type of filling needed and the right material to suit your dental situation.
During a dental filling appointment at Oral Health Center, a dentist will prepare the area of your mouth that is to get the filling. Using the latest in technology to limit discomfort the dentist will then remove the infected or damaged area of your tooth and replace it with the filling material of your choice. Most filling appointments do not take a long time, and if you have more than one tooth that needs a filling we can often do the fillings all in one appointment.
If you have a tooth that is continually giving you pain or sensitivity, chances are you have a cavity that needs to be replaced with a filling. Come on in for a complete check-up and exam and we’ll make sure you get quality dental care and fillings if necessary.