A cavity can impact the look of your smile and the function of affected teeth, which can lead to painful symptoms. A dental filling can restore the integrity of a compromised tooth and relieve discomfort in a single appointment.
A filling is best for cases of mild to moderate decay. If you have decay that extends over one or more cusps (edges) of a tooth, an inlay or onlay may better fit your needs. Extensive damage may require a custom dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth for lifelike results.
Why is a dental filling the solution for me?
Treatment is virtually painless and immediately beneficial.
Fillings can be placed in a single appointment lasting under one hour. In most cases, there is little to no downtime after treatment.
Decay can spread from the outer portion of the tooth to the inner pulp if left untreated. Fillings can prevent the need for more extensive procedures such as root canal therapy.
What is involved in a dental filling?
Your dentist will assess the location of your cavity or cavities using high-quality images.
He or she will determine whether root canal therapy is needed or if a filling alone can treat your affected tooth.
After providing you with a local anesthetic, your dentist will remove decay and place the filling over the area of concern.
To ensure a comfortable fit, your dentist will assess your bite before sending you home.
Most patients are fully recovered within hours of their appointment.
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