Do you feel pain in your tooth when drinking or eating certain beverages? Do you experience tooth pain or sensitivity when chewing or breathing? These symptoms could be signs of an existing cavity. Cavities are a common dental concern that anyone can experience. They are caused when teeth are damaged by decay due to bacteria. A filling is the solution used to restore damaged teeth to its proper shape in function.
What is a Filling?
A filling is a dental treatment designed to restore both functionality and shape to damaged teeth. It is performed by first removing decay from the damaged tooth. Once the decayed material is removed, the affected area is then cleaned to ensure all harmful debris is eliminated. Then, treatments work to fill in the space within the tooth with specialized filling material in order to seal the area. This is an effective dental solution for restoring comfort to your teeth and oral health.
Types of Fillings
There are various types of fillings that you can receive. In the past, metal fillings were the standard for tooth protection. However, they can be rather noticeable making them less desirable for frontal teeth. Dr. LoSasso offers a more natural looking solution for rejuvenating your smile with tooth colored fillings.
What is a Tooth Colored Filling?
This type of filling is an oral health promoting option that provides a natural looking solution. The filling accurately mimics your natural tooth color for a healthy and brilliant smile. Treatments are done similar to alternative filling treatments. There are two necessary appointments to complete the procedure. The area is first numbed to prevent any discomfort. Once the tooth and surrounding area are numb, the decayed inner portion of the tooth is then removed. The area is then cleaned and polished so that any remaining debris can be removed. This leaves a slight opening in the center of the tooth. A bonding agent is applied to the open area where it is then cured. Curing allows for the bonding agent to securely adhere to the tooth colored filling. The filling is then placed on the tooth and shaped to resemble the look of your teeth. The filling is hardened using a strong curing light. This is an improved filling advancement that provides improved and natural results.
If you are in need of a filling, and are searching for a natural looking solution that perfectly matches your surrounding teeth, you could benefit from a personalized filling from Dr. LoSasso. Reach out to us here at Brevard Smiles to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation for improved dental health!