A beautiful smile is something that everyone wants to have. That’s why many people choose to get cosmetic dentistry services such as dental fillings to improve their smiles.
Dental fillings help repair cavities and prevent further damage by restoring the affected area. Depending on the filling needed, you will see a general dentist or an oral specialist for your treatment. Seattle Oral Care can help!
What Are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a restoration treatment for a tooth damaged by decay. The filling is placed in the decayed area and acts as a barrier, preventing further decay. Dental fillings are a safe and effective way to restore teeth that are significantly decayed or damaged. Two types of fillings can be used:
Resin-based fillings are used when the decay is limited to the tooth's surface. The most common filling material is a substance called "composite resin." This material is also used to fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.
Silver fillings are used when the decay is more severe and has eaten away the enamel and the dentin, which are the two layers of protective tissue surrounding the tooth. Silver fillings are also used when the decay has damaged the pulp of the tooth, which is the inner tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels.
Why Get Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings provide a long-term solution that can improve your smile and replace the original tooth. The best time to get dental fillings is when you notice a cavity forming or when you have broken teeth. Dental fillings can be applied quickly to help prevent further damage, so getting them as soon as possible is essential.
If you are considering getting dental fillings, make sure you visit us and discuss your options.
Dental fillings are not painful unless something goes wrong during the procedure. If this happens, it may feel like you have a toothache or severe throbbing on one side of your face.
You may also experience some sensitivity to hot foods or drinks for a few hours after the dental filling. These symptoms are usually temporary, but they can be uncomfortable.
Dental fillings are designed to last as long as possible. Most fillings are designed to last around five years, but some can last up to 10 years. A few factors can affect the lifespan of a filling, including how well it is cared for.
If you take good care of your teeth and clean them regularly, your fillings should last longer. They will also be less likely to decay.
There are a multitude of factors that can affect how much you end up paying for a dental filling. The most obvious factor is the size and location of the cavity or tooth damage. The larger the hole or damage, the more likely it is to require a more substantial repair. This can cause the cost of filling to go up because more materials and work will be needed.
Our Patient First concept at Seattle Oral Care means that we listen to and understand your condition, educate you on other solutions, and treat your concerns for a happy and healthy you.
We also want to ensure that each customer has a positive experience throughout the process. We treat each customer like family and go out of our way to guarantee they are satisfied with the outcome. To improve your quality of life, we pay attention to the whole process, from the first visit to the care you get after treatment.
If you're ready to smile with confidence, give us a call now to set up an appointment!
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