Tooth Restorations or Dental Fillings are one of the most common procedures preformed by Fresh Dental Smile dentists — and one of the most important.
By removing a cavity and restoring your tooth surface loss with a composite material, we are saving that tooth, its root, and its nerves. If you forgo a filling, the cavity may grow so deep that or a root canal, crown, or tooth extraction is required.
When filling a tooth, a Fresh Dental Smiles dentist typically removes decayed matter by using a dental drill, then shapes the space and fills it with a replacement material. Though fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, they may also help save teeth that are cracked or broken, or are damaged by teeth grinding, nail biting and/or using your teeth as tools [for example a beer bottle 🙂 ].
At Fresh Dental Smiles – know that a the use of dental drill to apply fillings can cause anxiety providing you in a comfort environment is very important to us. Fresh Dental Smiles pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest technology, and take care to make sure that every treatment, including fillings, is as painless as possible. We also use the most advanced materials to ensure durability.
Currently, we use a “bonding” material for our fillings, so you won’t experience the sensitivity that metal fillings can cause. NOTE: We do use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help with dental anxiety.