Dental Fillings: Restoring Your Smile and Oral Health

Decay can wreak havoc in the world of dentistry and is a common oral health concern that affects people of all ages. Cavities are a frequent occurrence and necessitate the use of dental fillings to address the decayed area and restore a smooth, natural appearance and surface to the affected tooth. Acting promptly can help prevent the need for more extensive dental procedures like crowns, root canals, or even tooth extraction. At iSmile Dentistry, we provide immediate treatment for cavities using tooth-colored composite fillings.

What Are Dental Fillings?

A dental filling is a restorative procedure employed to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. Our experienced dental team may recommend a filling if a tooth has been affected by decay, such as a cavity, or if it has sustained minor fractures or chips. The purpose of a dental filling is to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, ultimately revitalizing your smile and ensuring good oral health. There are two primary types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

The Dental Filling Process

When it comes to placing a dental filling, we make the process as comfortable and efficient as possible, requiring only one visit to our office. Our skilled dentist will begin by removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, ensuring a thorough elimination of all decayed matter. The tooth is then meticulously cleaned to prepare it for the filling material. Once the tooth is properly prepared, our dentist will apply the filling material and shape it to match the natural contours of your tooth. Finally, the filling is hardened using advanced techniques, resulting in a long-lasting restoration.

Choose Dental Fillings for Restored Oral Health

If you have a decayed or damaged tooth, a dental filling can be an excellent choice for restoring your oral health and function. Our dedicated team at iSmile Dentistry welcomes you to contact us today for more information about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our experienced dentist and compassionate team. We are committed to providing exceptional care for your smile and look forward to serving you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Routine visits to iSmile for proper professional dental cleanings and exams. We can discuss practicing good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth during your preventative visits and perhaps considering dental sealants or fluoride treatments if encouraged by our dental team.

Ignoring a cavity will only allow it to grow. This is because holes are formed and can lead to larger or more cavities. Routine cleanings help our dental team identify cavities before they are troublesome. If you have fallen off your regular cleaning schedule and think you may have a cavity, contact us today for a consultation.

Through X-rays and a visual inspection by the dentist. Often cavities may cause unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • Toothaches
  • Sensitivity
  • Discoloration or dark spots
  • Bite discomfort
  • Holes or crevasses in your teeth

When oral bacteria consume sugar and plaque deposits, an acid is formed, decaying the natural enamel of your teeth, and forms a cavity. Dental fillings help remove the cavity and restore the remaining natural tooth with a tooth-colored composite.

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