Eradicate Tooth Decay
When your dentist diagnoses you with a cavity, your best option is to schedule an appointment for a dental filling to restore your tooth. While a very small percentage of the population is immune to dental cavities, most people will experience a cavity or two at some point in their lives. By visiting us Oasis Family Dental for restorative care, you can rid your mouth of tooth decay.
What Are Fillings?
When plaque and other destructive substances eat away at your tooth’s tissue, a small hole forms. This hole is called a cavity, which will continue to progress and grow. When left untreated, the decaying tissue may eventually reach the inner layers of your tooth, leaving you susceptible to sensitivity and infection.
A dental filling is a two-step process that addresses your tooth decay. Your dentist will numb your tooth and the surrounding area and then use special instruments to remove the decayed tissue within your cavity. Once the cavity is clean, you will receive a dental filling to restore the missing tissue, while protecting your tooth’s structural integrity.
Why We Use Composite Fillings
We only use composite fillings at Oasis Family Dental, instead of metal fillings. Also referred to as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings, this type of restorative treatment offers a wide variety of benefits, including:
- We will color-match the composite to your surrounding tooth for a seamless finish
- Composite does not conduct heat or cold, so you will not experience temperature-related sensitivity
- Metal-free composite is safe for individuals who suffer from metal allergies and is also safe for pregnant women
- A composite filling generally requires the removal of less tooth tissue than a metal filling, thereby protecting the long-term health of your tooth
Should I Schedule An Appointment for a Filling?
When your dentist suggests a filling, your best option is to schedule an appointment right away. Visiting us for treatment will improve the appearance and comfort of your tooth, and may prevent your need for more complex restorative care like root canal treatment and a dental crown.