Dental Fillings in Delray Beach, FL
Dental fillings are one of the basic, general dentistry services that we perform here at Advanced Dentistry South Florida. Most of us have had a cavity at some point in our life, and like a lot of people, you’ve probably had to get a filling because of it.
What are dental fillings?
Fillings are done to remove decay and replace the affected tooth structure. It is called a filling because new a material fills hole that decay left. With today’s dental technology, teeth are treated with bonded tooth colored composite resin fillings for a more natural look and feel.
What is the dental filling process?
If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material that is custom made to the exact color of your natural teeth, creating a more natural appearance. This process is normally quick and can be done in one sitting.
When do I need a tooth filling?
If caught early enough, cavities can be treated easily and painlessly. Once the cavity has been identified by the dentist, the dental filling process can be done. If not treated, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need root canal treatment or extraction.
Replacing an old dental filling
Existing fillings sometimes need to be replaced due to wear, chipping, or cracking. Many people use this opportunity to replace their silver amalgam fillings with natural, tooth-colored composites. Their reasons may be aesthetic, or simply due to wear. Composite fillings adhere to the tooth structure and form a bond essentially holding the sides together rather than just filling in a space.
If you have any questions concerning dental fillings or any other restorative dental procedure in Delray Beach and surrounding areas of South Florida, please give us a call at 561-495-2099 or visit our contact page for more information. We look forward to helping you achieve your most healthy, beautiful smile to fit your lifestyle!