Despite our best efforts and care, most individuals will experience tooth decay and cavities at some point in their life. However, our team at Gardenia Dentistry is prepared with a series of treatments that focus on restoring our patient’s oral health and improving their smiles. Dental fillings are one way we can achieve this. What are dental fillings, and when are they used? Continue reading to find out.
Dental fillings can be made out of a variety of materials including gold, porcelain, a tooth-colored composite resin, or amalgam. Each material can be beneficial for different situations or placements, and Dr. Hua can help to decide which method is best for your tooth.
Cavities are caused by bacteria eating away at the tooth’s enamel and leading to tooth decay. After Dr. Hua successfully eliminates all signs of bacteria and cavities in the tooth, he will clean and polish the tooth. Finally, he will use a dental filling to restore the area and prevent further damage from occurring on the tooth. Applying a dental filling is a pain-free and quick process that can be accomplished in just one visit to our dental office. Dr. Hua will need to numb the area prior to eliminating the decay from the tooth in order to allow for a pain-free procedure. Dental fillings can also be used to fill-in or repair the damage inflicted on a tooth by trauma.
If you need dental restoration in the Little Elm area, then we encourage you to contact our team at Gardenia Dentistry right away to set up your next appointment and get on the path to a restored smile.