Back in the day, dentists only used amalgam for dental fillings because of the strength it provided. The only downfall was that it wasn’t the best looking for aesthetics, and people with a sensitivity to mercury experienced terrible side effects.
Today, there are now several other dental filling materials available that provide both strength and beauty. The most common ones used in dentistry are porcelain, composite resin, and tooth-colored fillings.
Dental fillings are one of the most straightforward treatments you could receive. First, we will numb the area around the tooth we’ll be working on so we can use a drill to remove the decayed area. Once removed, we will clear the area of any bacteria or debris before filling it to protect the nerve. Once your filling is in, we will finish and polish it so that your bite is the same as before the filling.
To maintain your dental fillings, you should keep up with good oral hygiene practices. They can last a long time if you take care of them. If you notice any sharp edges, cracks, or extreme tooth sensitivity, call us for an appointment so we can assess it.
To care for your dental filling, practice the following:
Best Dentistry Miami is proud to offer dental fillings at our office. If you think you need one, we’re more than happy to help you. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment!