Dental fillings are a very common type of treatment that is provided to restore teeth with minor damage or decay. This treatment is often provided for teeth that have developed a minor cavity. Nearly everyone who receives regular dental treatment will receive a filling at some point. Afterward, the tooth will be restored, and the patient will be able to use it in the same manner as their other teeth.
Fillings are designed to seal off small voids that can be used by food particles and harmful bacteria to access the interior of the tooth and cause serious damage. Once the filling has been provided, the tooth will be protected from any interior damage, and its structure and integrity will be returned to normal.
At New Image Dentist, we take great pride in providing dental fillings that utilize the highest-quality materials. These materials leave teeth strong and durable, helping to ensure that they will remain in good health for many years to follow. As long as the patient provides proper care and maintenance following the filling, the structure should remain intact and no further repairs or corrections will be required. Our practice offers both tooth-colored composite fillings and traditional amalgam fillings.
When providing a dental filling, we start by carefully removing any decay or existing filling material that is present inside the tooth. We then apply the filling material directly to the tooth in order to seal off any openings or voids that may be present. The material will then be hardened so that it achieves the same strength and consistency of a healthy, natural tooth. Finally, the restored tooth will be polished and shaped to give it a more pleasing appearance.
After providing a filling, our experts will check to make sure that the patient has a normal bite and that they are not experiencing any discomfort or pain. The patient can then resume their normal eating and dental care practices. However, they must make sure to care for the restoration so that it remains strong and intact.
If you are suffering from a cavity, a dental filling may be able to restore the health of your tooth. The process is very quick and easy, and it can typically be completed in just one visit. Please call us at (714) 706-3466 to schedule an appointment.