What are Dental Fillings?A dental filling is a restoration that replaces areas in a tooth that have become decayed. If you have one or more cavities, the decay will be removed and a composite resin (tooth-colored) filling will be put in its place. Fillings are essential for stopping the spread of decay, which can lead to the eventual need for a root canal. They typically last for many years before replacement may be needed.
Why are Dental Fillings needed?
If you have decay and a cavity in your teeth, it is important to have it cared for as soon as you can. When there is active decay, the fillings will be used to fill in the gap. This can protect your tooth going forward.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Fillings?
If you have active decay in one of your teeth, you could be a good candidate for dental fillings. The fillings are ideal for situations when the decay is caught early and has not caused too much damage. If the decay is too significant, it could require that you get a crown or even have the tooth extracted.
What happens during the Dental Filling procedure?
Having new dental fillings put in is a common procedure that dentists will be very familiar with. Normally, you will receive dental fillings after an examination that identifies decay in your teeth. When you have the fillings done, the dentist will first clean out all of the decay and plaque from your teeth. They will then fill in the cavity as best as possible with the filling material. This will help to protect your tooth and prevent further damage form occurring.
If you need dental fillings for your teeth, it is important to have the service provided as soon as possible. Due to this, you should contact us at Hollywood DDS as soon as you can. When you call us, our entire team including Dr. Artour Khachatrian, will be able to answer your questions about dental fillings and the procedure. We can also schedule an appointment for you to come in as soon as possible.