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For decades, dentists have used dental fillings to cover up and protect the surfaces of the teeth. Fillings are usually added to the teeth after cavities have been found and cleaned. While this treatment is most common for children and teens, in some cases adult patients may need fillings to restore their smiles. Find out if you need a dental filling, a treatment available at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA.
What Is a Filling?
A dental filling is a substance that is added to the surface of a tooth and then cured until it hardens in place. The substance settles into the pits and fissures of the tooth, closing up any holes or cracks. Fillings are commonly made of metal amalgam, composite, or cast gold material. In some cases, dentists use porcelain or glass ionomer material to make the tooth and the filling match more closely.
Do You Need One?
If you have a cavity, it’s highly likely that you will need a filling in the near future. After all traces of decay are cleaned by your Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta dentist, the filling will cover up and stabilize the tooth so that it can get stronger. If you have noticed that one of your teeth or more of your teeth has chips cracks or have become painful, that may also indicate that you may need a filling. The dental filling material can be applied to all surfaces of a tooth to strengthen and repair it.
Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
If you ever had a tooth filled as a child, metal amalgam material was probably used. A lot of patients still have the metal-colored fillings that they received at childhood because they are very durable and long-lasting. However, nowadays more patients are requesting tooth-colored fillings (porcelain, composite, or glass ionomer material). The benefit of getting a tooth-colored filling is that when you smile, laugh, or talk, no one will ever know that you had a cavity.
Call for a Tooth Exam and Checkup
The only way to know for sure that you need a dental filling is to see your dentist for a quick check up. Call 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA today at 678-293-8773 to schedule an appointment.
What your dentists in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock GA want you to know about dental fillings
Dental fillings restore your teeth, creating beautiful, complete teeth and restoring your chewing function. If you have teeth that are broken, you probably are afraid to chew your food, in case your teeth break further. If you have dental decay, it may be painful to chew, affecting your digestion and overall health. Your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care with offices in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock GA want to help you discover why dental fillings are important for you.
Dental fillings don’t just restore your dental and physical health; they can also restore the beauty and natural appearance of your smile. Your dentists use the latest dental materials, technologies and procedures to give you fillings that are cosmetically beautiful and strong.
You can choose from a variety of materials for your fillings, depending on your personal preferences and the location of the filling. Your dentists want you to consider:
Metal (amalgam) fillings, if you want a strong, durable, relatively inexpensive filling; metal fillings are typically placed on teeth that aren’t visible when you smile.
Gold fillings, if you want a strong filling with the beautiful color of gold; these fillings are manufactured in a dental laboratory so they require more than one appointment.
Tooth-colored (composite) fillings, if you want a cosmetically beautiful, natural-looking filling; these fillings can be matched to the color of your existing teeth, making them virtually invisible.
Porcelain fillings, if you want a strong, cosmetically beautiful filling; these fillings reflect light, just like your natural teeth, making them a sparkling addition to your smile. Porcelain fillings are also created in a dental laboratory, so they require more than one appointment.
Glass ionomer fillings, if you need a filling placed along the gumline; these fillings are also tooth-colored, giving you a completely natural look.
When you are considering dental fillings, there are many factors to think about, so don’t make the decision alone. Talk to the experts, your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care! It’s time to call your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care with offices in Woodstock, Marietta, and Kennesaw, Georgia. Call today and find out how fillings help your teeth and restore your smile!