Getting a filling done at Morrisburg Dental is one of the most common and painless procedures. The dentist will first remove the decayed material from the tooth, clean the area carefully, and then insert a filling in the space.
Since the dental filling closes an empty gap, it’s helpful in preventing further decay by creating a barrier to bacteria. A dental filling is non-invasive, simple, and painless and is usually completed in a single visit.
Common materials to make dental fillings include composite-resin (this is the most popular one), gold, copper, alloy, porcelain, and amalgam. Amalgam fillings, for example, are resistant to wear and tear, but due to their darker color, they’re more noticeable.
Composite-resin fillings are the closest to natural tooth color and blend in with the rest of your dental arch. Porcelain fillings normally cost more (like gold fillings) and need to be fabricated at a dental lab; they’re popularly called inlays or onlays.
Once you make an appointment, our dentist will examine your oral cavity and suggest the right filling for your requirement. We take into account various factors such as the size of the filling, location, any allergies to materials, and the patient’s budget.
However, if the decay or damage has impacted a large portion of the tooth, a filling may not be the right solution – you may require a crown or cap.
Fillings normally take about an hour, during which the dentist will educate you about the cavity, discuss the different fillings options, and complete the actual dental work. Our dental team may also use mild numbing gel or injection to numb the area before cleaning it. The decayed material is usually drilled out of the cavity.
Once cleaned, the cavity is filled with the filling, which then hardens and fits the empty space. Contact Morrisburg Dental for restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dental care options.