Dental fillings are a common treatment used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or cavities. The process involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the space with a durable material to prevent further damage and restore the tooth's function. At Rivanna Dental Care, we offer high-quality dental fillings to patients in Charlottesville, VA, and surrounding areas. Call (434) 974-6492 to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier and more confident smile.
Why should I get Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing further dental issues. By getting dental fillings, you can:
- Preserve your natural teeth: Dental fillings help save your natural teeth by removing decay and preventing it from spreading. This allows you to maintain a healthy smile and avoid more extensive dental procedures in the future.
- Restore tooth functionality: Dental fillings restore the functionality of your teeth by filling in the cavities and providing a sturdy surface for chewing. This allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without any discomfort or difficulty.
- Enhance your smile: Dental fillings are available in a variety of materials, including tooth-colored options that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. This ensures that your fillings are discreet, allowing you to maintain a beautiful smile.
The Benefits of Dental Fillings
Restored tooth strength and durability
Dental fillings provide strength and durability to your teeth, allowing them to withstand the forces of chewing and biting. This ensures that your teeth remain functional and protected.
Prevention of further decay
By filling the cavities caused by decay, dental fillings prevent the spread of bacteria and further decay. This helps maintain the overall health of your teeth and prevents the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.
With tooth-colored fillings, you can restore your teeth while maintaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. These fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring a beautiful smile.
Did you know…
A dental filling can last for many years, providing long-lasting protection for your teeth.
The Dental Fillings Treatment Process
Examination and diagnosis
During your initial appointment, Dr. Tommy Duong will examine your teeth and determine if dental fillings are necessary. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of the decay.
Once the decayed portion of the tooth is identified, it will be removed, and the area will be thoroughly cleaned. This prepares the tooth for the filling material.
The filling material, such as composite resin or amalgam, will be carefully placed in the prepared tooth. Dr. Tommy Duong will shape and polish the filling to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance.