A cavity can impact the look of your smile and the function of affected teeth, which can lead to painful symptoms. A dental filling can restore the integrity of a compromised tooth and relieve discomfort in a single appointment.
Fillings Are a Quick, Easy Way to Preserve Your Natural Tooth
Treatment is virtually painless and immediately beneficial.
Fillings can be placed in a single appointment lasting under one hour. In most cases, there is little to no downtime after treatment.
Several materials can be used to fill a tooth.
You can choose between traditional amalgam, gold, and tooth-colored composite to meet your aesthetic goals and budget.
Fillings can protect your smile from more widespread damage.
Decay can spread from the outer portion of the tooth to the inner pulp if left untreated. Fillings can prevent the need for more extensive procedures such as root canal therapy.
Restoring Bone Tissue Involves Surgery? That sounds painful...
Thanks to careful planning and minimally invasive techniques, bone grafting is predictable and results in minimal discomfort. In addition to local anesthetic, which numbs the treatment area, your dentist may be able to provide sedation. Options such as nitrous oxide, oral medication, and intravenous sedation are safe and reliable.
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Fillings Are Performed Every Day.
*According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
I Know Amalgam Fillings Are Less Expensive, But Isn’t Mercury Dangerous?
Not necessarily. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), millions of patients worldwide have received traditional amalgam fillings over the past 150 years. Clinical studies in both adults and children over six years of age have found no link between metal fillings and health complications.
However, if you are concerned about the dangers of mercury or are allergic to certain metals, your dentist can help you choose a more appropriate material for treatment.
Receiving a Filling Is Simple
- Your dentist will assess the location of your cavity or cavities using high-quality images.
- He or she will determine whether root canal therapy is needed or if a filling alone can treat your affected tooth.
- Together with your dentist, you will choose between traditional amalgam, gold, silver, or tooth-colored composite resin for the material of your filling.
- After providing you with a local anesthetic, your dentist will remove decay and place the filling over the area of concern.
- To ensure a comfortable fit, your dentist will assess your bite before sending you home.
- Most patients are fully recovered within hours of their appointment.