Dental fillings are needed to help restore the teeth to full health. When you are in pain from cavities and need treatment, our Buffalo dentist can help. We would be glad to get you set up with a consultation with us right away. To get a spot on our appointment book, do not wait to give us a call right away. We are eager to take your call to schedule you as soon as possible.
Why Would I Need Dental Fillings?
When you have a cavity, the first thing that comes to mind is likely a filling. That is because it is the most common use. Cavities are spots of decay on the teeth that get cleaned and filled to prevent further damage to the tooth’s structure.
We also provide composite fillings for patients who have damage to their teeth. This could be in the form of a chipped or cracked tooth. The fillings are meant to mend the damage to a tooth to prevent it from getting worse.
If you are unsure if you need a filling, it is best to set up a consultation right away. We would be glad to get you in for an appointment to determine if you will need a filling.
Symptoms to look out for include tooth pain, redness around the gums, visible cracks or chips in the tooth, and spots of discoloration on the tooth that could indicate a cavity.
What Are Dental Fillings Made From?
If you are getting a filling, it is only natural to wonder what type of material is going to be on your tooth. You might have concerns about having shiny metal fillings being glaringly visible in your smile.
You should be relieved to find out that fillings are no longer metal. The fillings that are used now are composite materials that can match the color of your existing teeth. The material used for fillings these days is usually resin or porcelain. This will allow you to receive the treatment you need without having to worry about it affecting the appearance of your smile.
What is the Procedure Like?
Depending on why you are receiving a filling, the treatment will slightly vary.
If you have a cavity, the area will be cleaned. The decay will be removed. Minor amounts of the tooth structure will possibly be removed to rid you of the affected areas. Then the composite material will be placed on your tooth for it to cure and harden.
If you are coming in for a filling for a cracked or chipped tooth, the area may be smoothed before the composite material is placed.
It is a quick procedure that we perform all the time.
Call Our Buffalo Dentist Today
If you would like to know more about dental fillings, please do not wait to get in touch with our Buffalo dentist. We would be glad to get you set up with a free consultation. Your health is our priority. Give us a call today to get on our appointment book right away.