When you get a cavity or tooth damage from decay, dental fillings are there to help restore it to its natural function. We’re proud to offer this service here at Midtown Dental Studio!
When you get a cavity, the decay from the tooth will spread unless the tooth is restored. Therefore, it’s important to not leave one untreated. Fillings are there to prevent you from having to go through more significant procedures like dental implants or root canals!
Your dentist will make sure you feel comfortable before beginning the procedure. First, you’ll get an injection in your gums to numb the area around the affected tooth. Next, your dentist will remove the decay from the tooth. That’s generally done with a drill, which you won’t feel since you’ll be numb!
Once the decay is removed, your dentist will restore the tooth by filling the area where the decay previously was. Afterward, we’ll adjust the filling, so it’s perfectly aligned to your natural bite. Depending on how large the filling is and how many teeth need to be filled, the time will vary, but it will typically be less than an hour.
There are different kinds of fillings. Each kind does its own part in preventing further damage to the tooth. You should discuss with your dentist about which kind is best for you.
The different kinds of fillings are as follows:
When you’ve got a cavity that needs to be filled, the professionals at Midtown Dental Studio are ready to help. Call us today and ask us about our dental fillings!
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