Early intervention to treat cavities with dental fillings is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and avoiding further complications. Contact us for an appointment today!
High-quality composite fillings
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Think you may have a cavity? Wondering why it’s so important to get a filling right away? Here are a few things that may happen if you don’t get timely treatment for your cavity.
As the tooth continues to decay, you may start to experience more sensitivity and pain in the area.
Eventually, the interior “pulp” within your tooth will become infected and start to die, which could eventually result in tooth loss.
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At Carmel Mountain Dental Care, we prefer to treat our patients with composite fillings. Composite fillings, also called “tooth-colored fillings” are made from a blend of dental resin and crushed glass. The primary benefit of this type of filling is that it will match the appearance of your tooth perfectly. In contrast, traditional metal-amalgam fillings have a silvery-gray appearance that can discolor your tooth and affect your smile.
Composite fillings also bond tightly to your enamel and require the removal of less natural tooth material during the preparation process, making them the best option for restoring decayed teeth in Rancho Peñasquitos and the surrounding areas.
The process of getting a filling at Carmel Mountain Dental Care takes just one appointment with one of our dentists. First, your dentist will clean and numb the treatment area. Then, they will use a dental drill to remove any damaged or decayed enamel from the surface of the tooth.
Once the tooth has been prepared, they will select a dental resin that matches your tooth perfectly, and apply it to the treated tooth. Using special tools, the resin will be shaped and sculpted until it looks just like part of your natural tooth. Then, it will be hardened with UV light, and trimmed with a dental drill to further refine the shape and ensure it fits perfectly without affecting your bite.
If you still have questions about fillings at Carmel Mountain Dental Care, we’re here with the answers you need. Read on to get more information, or call us anytime to get the answers you need.
No. Fillings are minimally-invasive and do not hurt. You can even be sedated during your treatment to ensure that you remain totally comfortable.
All you need to do is maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day, and come into Carmel Mountain Dental Care for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months.
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