At Premier Dental, we offer you comprehensive tooth filling services that will treat your cavities in the best possible way. Similar to any other body parts, our teeth are also vulnerable to damage. Teeth cavities are one of the common problems that arise due to tooth decay. With regular consumption of aerated beverages and junk food, teeth tend to get decayed when their particles get stuck between teeth. Such remaining portions of food further decays the tooth and leads to cavities. Tooth fillings are the ideal solutions for cavities.
Procedure of Tooth Fillings
Tooth fillings are not a strenuous process. We take you through some simple steps to complete your fillings. To treat your cavity, our dental expert will clean out the decayed portion and fill the affected space with filling material. They can also be used to treat cracked or broken teeth, as well.
Steps Involved in Tooth Filling
Before getting a filling, it is important to understand that there is nothing to fear during the process. All you need to do is sit back and relax while our dental experts do their job. First, your tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic to offset the minor pain witnessed during the process. The decayed area will be drilled using an abrasive instrument or laser (the instrument depends on a patient’s comfort level and extent of the decay). Next, the decayed area will be further irritated and examined to determine whether all the decayed part has been removed. Once the decayed part is completely removed, and your tooth will be cleaned for the filling process.
Our dentist will create a space in your tooth through cleaning the cavity that might have bacteria and debris. If the decay has reached the root, then a linear glass ionomer or composite resin will be inserted to protect your root. The fillings are inserted into the cavity made in your tooth, and further polished to give a final touch. The fillings we use are generally tooth-colored material that is applied in layers over your tooth.
Types of Filling Materials
There are more than one filling materials available in our clinic. From gold, silver amalgam (mercury, tin, zinc, and copper) to glass, porcelain, ceramics, and plastic, there are plenty of materials that can be used as fillings. The choice will mostly depend on aesthetics, cost and durability desired.
About Indirect Fillings
Indirect fillings are the tooth colored options that are created in a lab that can be applied with two appointments. When your tooth structure cannot support the filling but does not require a crown, then indirect fillings are done to treat your cavity. There are two major forms of indirect fillings, inlays - fillings that do their work within the cusps, and onlays - more extensive than the inlays, it covers one or more cusps.
Cavities are the most common issues witnessed in our teeth. Fillings are the ideal solution that fills the affected portion of your tooth and restores functionality. Visit us, Premier Dental at one of our three convenient locations to get your fillings today.