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FAQs About Dental Fillings

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Brandon Cooley
FAQs About Dental FillingsA dental filling is one of the most common dental procedures that is conducted for the treatment of cavities. It helps restore a tooth with decay damage back to its normal shape and function. This procedure also helps prevent further decay by closing off dental spaces where bacteria can enter.

When Should You Get Dental Fillings?

Dentists recommend dental filling when the process of tooth decay extends beyond just the erosion of enamel, and ends up creating holes in your teeth.
Dentals filling are also recommended as part of repairing cracks or broken teeth, and teeth that are worn down from misuse such as grinding or nail-biting.

What does the Dental Filling Process Include?

A typically dental filling process includes the removal of the decayed portion of the tooth, which is then filled with a certain material to restore the shape of a tooth.

What are Dental Fillings Made of?

Dental fillings are made of many different materials such as tooth-color resins or a combination of various materials that may include goal and mercury. Teeth can also be filled with gold, solver, porcelain, plastic, and other glass materials. The location and magnitude of the damage, cost of filling materials, and dentist recommendation help determine the best kind of filling for your teeth.

How to Monitor Dental Fillings?

You should conduct a routine check on your dental filling to search for signs of wear and tear. After some time, the edges of dental fillings can become quite rough, and the filling materials may also begin to weaken. Make sure to visit a dentist if you find any irregularities in your fillings.

If you wish to schedule a dental filling procedure, call us at (425) 216-3367 where Dr. Brandon Cooleywill first assess the damage of your teeth and then recommend the best treatment for it.

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Kenmore, WA 98028-4839

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