Dental fillings are used in dentistry to replace damaged or decaying tooth structures. Over time, bacteria can build up in tiny crevices and between your teeth. Dental fillings seal these tiny crevices to prevent further damage. Fillings are used to stop the spread of tooth decay and prevent further damage to the tooth.
Porcelain fillings are matched to the color of your teeth, so once they’re placed, they are unnoticeable. While gold or amalgam fillings stand out against the natural tooth, porcelain fillings blend in seamlessly. These types of fillings are strong and can last for many years. They are a good choice for repairing small to medium-sized cavities.
Dental Composite Fillings
Dental composite or tooth-colored fillings are among the most popular filling materials. Composite resin is a mix of plastic and glass (silica). After the decayed area of the tooth is removed, the composite resin filling is bonded to the tooth. A composite resin filling can be used for both cosmetic and functional purposes.
Dental Fillings Procedure
If you have tooth decay, the dentist may recommend a dental filling. A dental filling is a dental restoration that fills the space created by a cavity to prevent further decay and restore the tooth’s structure. Dental fillings can also be used to repair minor chips, cracks, or fractures. Today’s dental fillings are durable, long-lasting, and look very natural.
The first step in the dental fillings procedure is to remove the decayed tissues of the tooth. The tooth is then disinfected and prepared for placing the filling by etching its surface. The filling material is prepared and applied to the cavity. It is shaped as required according to the contour of the tooth and hardened. Finally, a bite test will ensure the filling is comfortable, and the filling will be polished for a seamless look.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.