Where Can I Get a Tooth Filling Near Me?
Are you feeling tooth pain or discomfort, or have you noticed a discoloration in one of your teeth? You may have a cavity or what’s clinically known as “caries disease.” A filling might be just what you need. Fillings can be used to restore the function, strength, and integrity of teeth, so you can keep your smile strong and healthy. At Bowden Dental, we leverage our decades of experience in restorative dentistry and use modern materials and technologies to make the process of getting a dental filling as quick, easy, and painless as possible.
What Exactly Is a Dental Filling?
A filling is the bonding of dental material to one or more teeth. A filling is completed in just a single dental visit and is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive procedure for patients. Dentists use restorative materials to fill in the tooth structure after the removal of decay. Most dentists have an armamentarium of materials, and their choice largely depends on the class of the cavity and extent of the decay.
The most common filling in a modern dental practice is a resin composite material. Many composites have their own unique advantages and are available in multiple shades, so they blend into the natural color or shade of your teeth. The resin onlays are then bonded to your teeth for a tight fit that typically lasts for several years with excellent strength and integrity, even in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. Some filling materials even offer fluoride release to increase the health and durability of the restored tooth. Better yet, the resin wears like your natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, so it’s healthier for your gums.
Why Bowden Dental?
Patients often don’t know they need a filling until they’re at the dental office and the hygienist or dental assistant takes diagnostic images. At Bowden Dental, the dentists strive to preserve the patient’s natural dentition, meaning we take great care to avoid excessive drilling. We use the finest tools and instruments to contour the material to a natural appearance.
Patient education is important. Before you agree to a dental filling, ask your dentist about the type of cavity you have and the durability of the composite material he or she is using. At Bowden Dental, Drs. Bowden, Bowden, and Kritharis are happy to answer your questions and deliver your filling with speed, precision, and natural aesthetics. Our dental practice keeps up to date with the latest material technologies and techniques, so the process will be efficient and optimized for patient comfort.
See your dentist regularly for checkups and don’t wait for tooth pain or discomfort to find out that you need a filling. Also, if you already know you have a cavity, definitely don’t postpone your dental treatment. Contact Bowden Dental today to schedule an appointment for the strong, bright smile you deserve.