At Dental Haus, we can provide fillings where cavities need covering for Palm Beach patients.
Before filling cavities, our dentists will likely numb your teeth and gums, so you can avoid any discomfort during the procedure.
Modern fillings are made of a material called composite resin, which is a mixture of plastic and glass. Composite resin is strong and durable, and your dentist can match it to the colour of your teeth, so it’s virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure. Other traditional fillings are available, such as ceramic and gold; however, composite resin is the most popular choice these days.
There are several benefits to composite resin fillings, including:
Because of these benefits, composite resin fillings are the most popular choice for both new and replacement fillings.
The process for getting a filling is relatively straightforward. First, your dentist will clean the tooth and remove any decay. They will then prepare the area for the filling material, which will be placed in the tooth and shaped to provide a natural-looking and comfortable fit. Once the filling is in place, your dentist will harden it with a special light. The whole process typically takes less than an hour to complete.
There are a few signs that may indicate that your filling needs to be replaced, including:
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.
There is some controversy surrounding silver (amalgam) fillings, as they contain small amounts of mercury. However, there is no evidence to suggest that they are dangerous. In fact, they are still used in many dental practices around the world. If you’re worried about an existing silver filling, and whether you should have it removed, you can speak to your dentist. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action.