Many of us are well aware of the warnings set by our dentist of getting cavities. Harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay from acids, starches, and sugars penetrating the teeth are all something that we’ve learned to fear from a young age. We know that these kinds of bacterial or tooth pollutants can give birth to a cavity. It’s common that a tooth in the very beginning stages of a cavity can repair its own enamel with the help of practicing better preventive measures and overall better oral hygiene. In today’s article, we will discuss how dental fillings play a role in achieving better oral hygiene, and why you don’t have to fear simple procedures.
If you have a toothache or are noticing a discoloration in any of your teeth, it is time to have the bacteria removed from the affected with tooth and get your dental health back in line. The bacteria removed leaves space in the tooth that must be filled most commonly using a tooth-colored composite filling in order to bring the tooth back to its original shape. Cavity fillings can restore any craft or misshapen parts of the tooth so that further bacteria cannot make a home out of these kinds of teeth.
The nice thing about dental fillings is that you can often choose the type of material used to reestablish structure in a tooth that previously had bacteria. During the dental filling procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the surrounding area of the tooth and the tooth itself before the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. There is no fear behind this procedure as there should be little to no discomfort during the entire time the tooth is being worked on. Patients have the option of using tooth-colored composite resin material, zirconia, and even metal alloys to restore the teeth.
If you are interested in getting a dental filling, or if you’re in need of a local dentist that can help you restore your dental health, then feel free to give us at Dental Arts a call today. Our office in Seminole is open to new patients that wish to achieve better dental health. Make an appointment with us at your earliest convenience!