Filling Chips and Cavities with Dental Fillings
Healthy teeth are critical to a healthy diet, a functional jaw, and a beautiful smile. Many patients must have decay removed from their teeth to preserve their healthy mouths. After your dentist removes dangerous decay from the tooth, you’ll need to seal the area with a dental filling.
What is a Dental Filling?
Cavities and chips leave small holes in the teeth. After your dentist removes the bacteria, your tooth still remains damaged. Dental fillings are placed into these damaged areas to preserve the structure of the tooth.
The Filling Process
You can expect an easy process when you need a filling at Wilder Dentistry. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and to take advantage of our comfort menu.
- Dr. Wilder will remove the decayed material from the area.
- Your dentist will clean and prepare the area for a dental filling.
- He will place a dental filling of the material of your choice.
- Dr. Wilder will polish and shape the filling to perfection.
Dental fillings will protect the tooth from decay, discomfort, and tooth loss. Fillings will ensure the structural integrity of the tooth. They can also restore the full and even appearance of the smile.
What Materials are Used for Dental Fillings?
Various materials are used for dental fillings. Dr. Wilder will help you decide which material is right for you based on your health needs and aesthetic preferences.
Silver Amalgam | Silver amalgam fillings have been used for years, and will give your tooth the strength that it is missing.
Porcelain | Porcelain tooth fillings can last up to 15 years with good hygiene. Their appearance exceeds the aesthetic of silver tooth fillings, and they still provide the strength that your smile needs.
Composite Resin | Composite resin fillings consist of a tooth-colored material that is also more aesthetically appealing than silver amalgam. The resin fully bonds to the tooth and results in a less invasive filling procedure.
A healthy smile can be yours after an easy appointment at Wilder Dentistry! To learn more about dental fillings, contact our office today.