Using Tooth-Colored Fillings For Cavities
Dental fillings are one of the most common restorative treatments used in dentistry today as they not only restore strength and function to teeth affected by decay, fractures, or wear but also improve their cosmetic appearance. They involve the removal of decayed material from the tooth, followed by packing a suitable filling material into the cavity before being polished for a smooth finish. Different types of materials are available for dental fillings, which vary in cost and durability; however, at our practice, we focus on using tooth-colored fillings for dental cavities.
What causes tooth decay?
First, it is crucial to understand tooth decay or cavities. These are caused by the bacteria in our mouths that feed on the sugar we eat. The resulting acid attacks the tooth’s protective outer layer (enamel), causing it to break down and create a hole or cavity. If left untreated, the decay can spread further into the tooth causing pain and putting your oral health at risk.
What exactly are dental fillings?
Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair a natural tooth affected by decay, breakage, or wear. The purpose of dental fillings is to restore the strength and function of the tooth after it has been compromised by damage. Fillings can also be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
What can I expect when getting a dental filling?
Fillings typically involve the removal of the decayed material from the tooth with an electrically driven drill. It is then replaced with filling material which is packed into the cavity and shaped before being polished for a smooth finish. Composite resin fillings will last for several years with proper care and regular dental appointments at All City Cosmetic Dental Care.
Schedule a visit with our team today!
Discuss all your restoration options with Dr. Boris Yusupov of All City Cosmetic Dental Care in South Huntington, NY, so that you can make an informed decision on which type will best suit your needs. If you are considering white composite resin fillings for your dental cavity, call (631) 352-2330 to request an appointment at our office. We are conveniently located at 17 Walt Whitman Road and are open to new and returning patients.