To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decay and then place a dental filling to restore the area where the decay has destroyed or weakened the tooth. Dental fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from tooth grinding. There are many filling options available and the Surgeons at Canyon Dental & Hair Transplant Studio are dedicated to protecting and improving your oral health. Call and schedule an appointment today to discuss the best treatment options available. Amazing Expressions Dental Studio is conveniently located in the Fountain Square Shopping Center in Canyon to serve you.
What is involved in a dental filling?
- Local anesthetic may be used to numb the area where the filling will be placed.
- Professional instruments are used to remove the decayed or broken down tooth structure.
- The cavity is cleaned of bacteria, and unhealthy tooth structure.
- The dental filling is placed on the remaining healthy tooth structure and then bonded.
- The bite is adjusted and the restoration is polished.
There are several different types of dental filling materials that are commonly used. Filling material may consist of gold, porcelain, silver amalgam or tooth covered plastic, and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The Surgeons at Amazing expression nevertheless do not place silver amalgam fillings since these contain mercury which is a known toxin to human health. The location and extent of the decay, cost and longevity of filling material, patients’ insurance coverage, and your dentist’s recommendation, assist in determining the type of dental filling best suited for you.
The American Dental Association recommends a dental check-up every six months to maintain good oral health. Call Amazing Expressions Dental Studio today to schedule a visit. Our friendly staff members are available to answer any of your questions regarding fillings or other dental issues.