Dental Fillings for Decayed Teeth

Excessive consumption of soft drinks and other sugary beverages can increase the risk of cavities. Tooth pain caused by cavities results in missed schools and work hours. To prevent further damage and avoid the disturbance from your daily tasks, come to Plano Smile Studio clinic and get treatment for your teeth.

Fillings
Dr. John M. Hucklebridge will restore the normal function and shape of your pearly whites with dental fillings. It is used to treat tooth decay, repair minimal fractures, and fix other damaged surfaces of the teeth. Fillings can lessen the bacteria in your mouth, extend the life of your teeth, and avoid unnecessary dental work in the future.

Types
Fillings can be made from gold, silver, or tooth-colored composites. Your dentist usually recommends tooth-colored fillings because of their impressive qualities. The shade of composite resins blends well with the color of your existing teeth. It’s best applied in the visible parts of your teeth. This type of fillings sticks easily to tooth structure, providing strong support. Less tooth structure is also removed during preparation, allowing you to save your healthy tooth.

Procedure
Do you want to know if this is right for you? First, you need to undergo a full examination of your teeth and gums. Your Plano TX dentist will examine your teeth using dental probe and caries detecting solution. You may also be asked to take X-rays.

Once he determines that this is the best option for you, he’ll numb the target area to make you comfortable during the procedure. Using a dental hand-piece or laser, he’ll remove the decay and clean the area. After this, he’ll apply the material in layers and harden it using a special light. He’ll make some final touches and polish the material. You’ll be given instructions on how to maintain your teeth.

Restore your decayed or damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings. Make an appointment with your Plano dentist by calling (972) 398-2550.