Dental fillings are perhaps the most common restorative procedure we perform. Fillings are used to restore and protect a tooth that has suffered a dental cavity. Once the decayed part of the dental cavity has been removed, the filling material is used to fill the cavity and help keep out bacteria. Dental fillings can also be used to help repair a broken or cracked tooth.
Signs That You May Need a Dental Filling
You might want to consider receiving a dental filling if:
These days, there are a few different types of dental fillings. In the past, dental fillings were made of precious metals, because the metals were known to last for years. However, as dental technology advanced, there are plenty of new options including porcelain, glass ionomer cement, and resin compositions. Dr. Bahar Esmaili can help you decide which filling is right for you based on your individual circumstances.
What To Expect When Receiving a Filling
A filling procedure is a fairly simple one. Below are the steps of a dental filling procedure: