Dental Fillings in Reynoldsburg
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings help to restore a tooth that has been damaged from decay. Fillings seal the infected area and help to keep bacteria out. This helps to prevent the tooth from further deterioration or decay.
Depending on the severity of the cavity, our team at Stellar Dentistry will determine what type of filling will work best. Most patients prefer to have fillings that are the color of their natural teeth. This allows the filling to blend in naturally. Composite fillings tend to be a popular choice for patients. This type of filling is durable, and matches the color of your natural teeth.
What Types of Fillings Are Available?
Composite fillings are a popular material used, and this filling is made out of a tooth-colored resin material. Typically, composite fillings are used for smaller cavities, and they blend in nicely with your natural teeth.
Porcelain fillings are typically used for larger cavities, or if the cavity happens to be on the area of the tooth that is used for chewing. This type of filling is made outside of the mouth using a process called milling. Once the filling is ready a cement material is used to affix the filling to the tooth. Porcelain fillings are durable, and last longer compared to other types of fillings.
Amalgam fillings have been used for years and are silver in color. This type of filling is a less expensive filling option compared to other types of fillings. Amalgam fillings are durable and are also long lasting. This filling does not blend in easily like other filling materials.
What To Expect During a Filling Procedure?
When patients visit our office for a filling procedure, we use local anesthesia to numb the area and keep our patients relaxed and comfortable. Our doctor will clean out the area of decay thoroughly, and seal the tooth to keep bacteria out. The filling material is molded and shaped to match the area of the tooth.
Once the filling is placed, the functionality of the tooth is restored, and patients can typically eat or drink that same day. Most fillings are ready shortly after they are placed, and this allows patients to return to their normal routine right after the procedure.
Interested in Learning More?
At Stellar Dentistry, our patients’ health is a priority, and we strive to always provide exceptional service. We want our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable when they visit our office. If you are in need of a filling, or think you may have a cavity, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our team will get you in as soon as possible, and address the issue right away. Cavities should always be addressed promptly to avoid further decay or damage to the tooth. Taking care of your teeth is important, and our team is always here to help keep your teeth and mouth feeling great.
To schedule your appointment with us contact Stellar Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.