After an initial consultation with a member of our professional dental team, you will know if dental filling is the right treatment for your cavity/cavities. If you need filling in a specific tooth, the dentist will begin the procedure by applying an anesthetic to the treatment area as this will help numb it. The next step is to remove the decay from the damaged tooth. After eliminating the decay, the dentist will use either an amalgam or a composite filling to restore your tooth. Finally, a bite check will be done to ensure that the teeth alignment is comfortable for the patient.
One of the most common ways of addressing dental cavities is through fillings. A filling is essentially a material which is used by dentists to fill cavities after the removal of tooth decay. At All Dental Tampa, we have helped many clients restore their teeth to a healthy state with the help of fillings.
What is the procedure for a dental filling?
What are the different types of fillings?
When you visit All Dental Tampa for your initial consultation, you will be informed about the different options of filling materials that can be used to repair the decayed tooth. Typically, the following filling materials are used:
Porcelain Ceramic: Ceramic fillings are most commonly made from porcelain. These types of fillings can be used for Inlays and onlays, crowns, veneers, implants, and orthodontic brackets. They are strong and can last for many years. They cost more than composite resin fillings. These types of fillings are naturally tooth-colored. They are also more resistant to staining and abrasion than composite resin.
Composite Resin: These types of fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. They can be used for small and large fillings, especially for the front teeth or visible parts of teeth. Composite resin fillings last for several years. Advantages of these types of fillings are that they will match the color of your teeth, they can be completed in one dental visit, and can be bonded directly to the tooth. This makes the tooth stronger than it would be with an amalgam filling. Less drilling is involved with composite resin fillings. Your dentist does not have to shape the space as much to hold the filling securely. The bonding process holds the composite resin in the tooth. Composite resin can be used in combination with other materials to provide the best benefits possible.
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Are you suffering from tooth decay? Don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment for a fillings with a member of our team at All Dental Tampa in Florida today.