So your dentist tells you the dreaded news – you have a cavity. What does that mean? What do you do? And what on earth is a filling? Whether you experience a cavity, or have other issues with your teeth affecting their functionality, a dentist creates fillings to restore those faulty teeth. Like the name implies, fillings fill the cracks/holes that impair teeth when they have damage, and prevent further damage from happening.
What Are Fillings Made Of?
Fillings are also made up of many different materials, and the material is dependent on the extent and type of the damage or any allergies you might have. The most common types of materials used in fillings are gold, composite resins, amalgam resins, and porcelain. Dependent on repair and patient needs, the patient and the dentist will discuss the type of filling. This ensures you make the most satisfactory choice.
The Filling Process
When it comes time to have a filling, The procedure is relatively simple. Once the dentist removes all the areas of the tooth with damage, the material will replace what was taken. This restores your tooth back to its normal functionality. After they polish the tooth and the filling complete, the tooth will once again be ready for its day to day use.
Have A Question About Fillings?
Do you have any questions about our filling process? We’re happy to answer them! Give us a call at (480) 893-7733 to book an appointment and speak to one of our experts.