A dental filling restores the integrity of the damaged tooth structure. We input tooth-colored composites that approximate your natural tooth color. These fillings minimize the amount of healthy tooth that is lost in the tooth’s reparation. These fillings are resins made from acrylic and glass particles and do not contain any mercury.
A dental filling restores the integrity of the damaged tooth structure. We place filling materials that approximate your natural tooth color. These fillings are bonded to your existing tooth and minimize the amount of healthy tooth that is lost in the tooth’s reparation. There are various materials that can be used to fit teeth. We place white fillings called composites. These restorations are resins made from acrylic and glass particles, and do not contain any mercury.
Bacteria stick to our teeth and eat the same sugars and complex carbohydrates that we eat. In doing so, they turn those carbs into acids which dissolve our teeth and erode our enamel. To help prevent this from forming, brushing and flossing daily is necessary to keep a clean, healthy, decay-free mouth.
A dental exam is the quickest way to find cavities before they become symptomatic. But, if you notice your sweet tooth becoming sensitive, discolored dark specks or chalky white areas, or pain, you may have dental decay. If not taken care of, cavities will continue to grow and cause pain which could lead to more aggressive treatment to repair a tooth. Addressing any issues while they are smaller leads to better outcomes.
Cavity fillings are quick and simple dental procedures which can be completed in one easy visit to our office. For your comfort, our dentists will numb the area being operated on. We then use a tool to remove the decay and clean the area of other debris and excess bacteria. Finally, we place and bond filling and mold it to fit the shape of your tooth. A quick flash of light cures the resin. The process is simple, and quick, and when you choose South Shore Dental as your dental care provider, you’ll know you’re in the hands of professional, qualified dentists.