Dental fillings are a commonly used treatment option for mild to moderate tooth decay. Dental fillings allow Dr. Dham to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible while removing and restoring a tooth affected by decay and cavities.
Westside Dental Center offers several styles of dental fillings for more personalized treatment options. We make every effort to preserve a patient’s natural smile by offering conservative treatment options that promote long-term oral health.
Resin Dental Fillings: White dental fillings are the cosmetic solution to traditional fillings. Metal-free, resin fillings are designed to match the color of the natural tooth for a more aesthetic result. White dental fillings are highly durable and can be used to treat mild to moderate tooth decay. Patients may choose to replace old silver fillings with more natural-looking white fillings.
Inlay & Onlay: Inlays and Onlays are used to address more advanced decay affecting large surface areas or deep crevices on the crown of the tooth. Made of dental grade porcelain an inlay or onlay is a highly durable solution that seals out bacteria preventing future damage to the tooth.
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Dental Filling What to Expect
A dental filling is a routine dental procedure that is typically completed in just one visit to our Plantation, FL dentist office. Dental fillings are a minimally invasive procedure and patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment.
A patient who suffers from dental anxiety may discuss sedation dentistry options with Dr. Dham prior to their procedure. Sedation dentistry can help patients who fear the dentist feel comfortable enough to receive the dental care they need.
Dr. Dham will begin the procedure by administering a local anesthetic or sedation method if necessary. The area is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling.
The dental filling material is injected into the tooth filling the space where the tissue was removed. Then, Dr. Dham will set the filling using a special light that activates the hardening agent.
Dental Filling FAQs
Do fillings break down over time?
Fillings behave similarly to natural teeth, so they may break down over time. It is important to take good care of your filling and the rest of your teeth to reduce potential for future decay.
How many times can a tooth filling be replaced?
Your dentist can replace a tooth filling many times, until the hole becomes too large. At this point you will need to have a dental crown placed, or a tooth extraction and replacement.
What not to do after dental fillings?
After dental fillings we recommend patients avoid eating any chewy or sticky foods. Patients may also avoid extremely hot or cold drinks as their filling may be sensitive to temperature for a couple of hours.
Can you drink water after a filling?
After we place a filling and cure it, patients may drink as much water as they want. The filling sets almost immediately. We recommend drinking room temperature water to avoid sensitivity to cold temperature.
Visit Your Dentist in Plantation FL for Dental filling Treatment
If you have tooth decay and need dental fillings, schedule a visit to our Broward County dentist office. We provide comprehensive dental care for all ages. Give us a call at (954) 251-0640 today.
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