The layer of enamel protects your teeth from the daily wear and tear of biting and chewing. It also shields your teeth from extreme temperature and from the erosive effects of acids and chemicals. Over time, this outer layer of you tooth can be damaged because of a bad bite, trauma to the mouth, poor oral hygiene, or excessive teeth grinding. If you feel any pain or sensitivity, you should see you Kennewick WA dentist as soon as possible so that he can give you immediate treatment. Dr. Walter G. Hadley of Marineland Dental Care may recommend dental fillings for you. Dental fillings are restorative treatment used to repair decay, slight fractures, and other damaged to the tooth structure.
Many kinds of fillings are available today. The type of material that will be used will depend on your medical condition, location of the cavity, biting force, aesthetic needs, durability, cost, and number of visits. Usually, he recommends tooth-colored fillings for patients who need minimal tooth restoration.
Tooth-colored fillings can match the color of your existing teeth. It is applied in the front area or visible parts of the teeth. The material bonds easily to the tooth structure and helps repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, decayed, or broken. Less preparation is also required which means that you’ll preserve your healthy teeth.
Your dentist begins by giving you a local anesthetic to numb the affected teeth. He’ll take out the decay and clean the area. Next, the tooth-colored fillings are applied in layers and hardened using a special curing light. Then, he’ll shape the material, trim it, and polish so that it’ll blend with your existing teeth. Maintain it by observing good oral hygiene and regular dental visit.
Restore your teeth with dental fillings. For more information about this restorative treatment, please call your Kennewick dentist at 509-591-0515