Treat Cavities & Restore Your Smile
Tooth Colored Fillings
If you have a cavity, we offer efficient treatment with composite fillings to restore your dental health. Essentially, cavities are small holes created in the enamel of your teeth by bacteria and plaque. During treatment, our dentist removes decayed and damaged material. We then fill the cavity left behind with tooth-colored composite to restore and protect the structure of your tooth.
- What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
- Understanding Composite Fillings ,The New Standard For Filling Cavities
- Replace old work with tooth coloured fillings
- Other Filling Types
- Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Composites?
- What’s a Temporary Filling and Why Would I Need One?
- Problems With Dental Fillings
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?”
First, the dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth with the decay. They then remove the decay from the tooth. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s training and comfort level.
Next, once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve.
Understanding Composite Fillings
The New Standard For Filling Cavities
In the past, the only material used for filling cavities was metal amalgam, which has silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Metal amalgam is very pliable and resists wear and tear, but it is also grayish in color and does not match your natural teeth. Alternatively, composite fillings comprise a special dental resin that is strong and durable. We try to match this material to the exact color of your tooth enamel. At our offices, we repair cavities with composite fillings so you won’t have to worry about negatively impacting the aesthetics of your smile..
Replace Old Dental Work
With Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have old metal amalgam dental work, we can replace them. As a result you leave with an improved appearance of your smile. We will help you feel more confident by using tooth colored fillings. Fillings don’t always last forever. My Dental Club offers natural-looking restorative options to keep your teeth healthy, strong, and beautiful. If you’re interested in replacing metal amalgam fillings or you suspect that you have a new cavity don’t , call us today to schedule an appointment for a composite filling.
What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?
There are several dental filling materials are available in dentistry . These include silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper) , gold , porcelain , medicated fillings. However we use more tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. There also exists materials that contains glass particles and fluoride releasing agents. These called glass ionomers. Glass ionomer have similar uses to composites.
Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Composites?
Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the composite fillings up to the price of the silver filling, then the patient may have to pay the difference.