What are Dental Fillings?
A filling is a restoration that is used to fill in areas of decay within one or more of your teeth. They are made of tooth-colored material known as composite resin. These fillings are durable, long-lasting and can beautifully blend in with the rest of your smile. Fillings can be placed into any tooth and are ideal for both pediatric and adult patients.
Why would Dental Fillings be needed?
The reason you might need a filling is because you have one or more cavities. Cavities are small areas of decay in a tooth. They can be caused by poor oral hygiene, poor eating habits as well as simply being more prone to tooth decay than is deemed normal. A filling helps to put a stop to the decay in the tooth as well as restores the fullness and beauty of the tooth itself. Most fillings can last for many years without showing signs of wear.
Who is a candidate for Dental Fillings?
Dr. Bloom can examine your teeth to determine if you might need a filling. If you need this type of restoration, it’s best to have the procedure done as soon as possible to prevent the decay from getting worse. Fillings can be placed in both pediatric as well as permanent adult teeth. Because they are tooth-colored, no one will even know you have a filling in your tooth.
What happens during a typical Dental Filling procedure?
The procedure will begin with anesthetic applied to the area to numb it for your comfort. Dr. Bloom then works to remove any of the decay from the tooth. Once this is done, the small home is prepped for the filling and the composite placed. Any excess composite is removed and the actual filling is hardened with a curing light. Your brand new filling can last for many years without needing any type of special care or treatment. Tooth-colored fillings blend well with the rest of your smile and look completely natural.
If you think you may need a filling, call our office today and we can help to get you in for a convenient appointment in our office with minimal wait times.