There are many factors that cause decay and damage to teeth, and as much as possible, we do not want to resort to tooth extraction for a solution. Good thing, we have dental fillings to help restore damaged teeth to their normal look and function.
With dental fillings, you can treat a cavity and restore a damaged tooth to its normal shape, function, and appearance so that it can be saved from extraction. This is performed by a dentist by removing the decayed part of the tooth and use filling material to fill the space or the cleaned out cavity.
At our office, we use composite fillings. These fillings are more natural looking because they are made to match the natural color of your teeth. Composite fillings can also get easily stained or discolored which is why it is better to stay away from food and drinks like coffee and tea. They also do not last as long as gold fillings. We also offer porcelain fillings – also known as inlays and onlays, these are also made in a laboratory and then cemented into the tooth. They are stain resistant and are also natural looking.
What is the proper aftercare for fillings?
Just like any restorative dental procedures, good oral hygiene is still essential in order to make sure your restorations last long. Proper brushing and flossing are important to constantly keep your mouth clean.You also have to make sure you continue your regular dental visits so that your dentist can check the condition of your fillings and help you ensure good overall oral health. There are times when fillings chip off or get damaged, so it is a must to have them checked on a regular basis. When it happens, your dentist will be able to assess the situation and will replace your filling immediately when there is a need to.
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