If you have old or worn-out fillings in your teeth, then you’ll need to have those inspected by your dentist as soon as possible. Damaged fillings would stand out whenever you speak or smile, which could land you in an embarrassing situation especially when you’re in the middle of a business presentation or are hanging out with friends. Apart from cosmetic issues, damaged fillings can harbor food debris and bacteria, which could lead to tooth decay later on. Have defective fillings replaced immediately with stronger and better-looking tooth-colored fillings today.
Tooth-colored fillings provide several advantages over traditional fillings:
• Custom made to match the color of your natural teeth
• Treatment is finished in just a single visit
• Made from non-toxic materials that don’t contain mercury, which is found in traditional fillings
• Stronger compared to other fillings since they bond directly with the tooth
• Minimal prep work and won’t require excessive removal of healthy portions of your tooth
You’ll need to undergo a complete dental exam in order to have your old fillings checked for signs of damage. This way, your dentist will also be able to check the rest of your teeth for signs of decay and if they’ll need to be fixed as well. You might be required to undergo additional diagnostic exams such as X-Rays in order for your dentist to have a clearer picture of your dental health.
Once you’re done with your dental exam, your dentist will begin removing your old fillings from your teeth. In case of decay, he’ll need to remove the decayed portions as well. Next, a bonding agent is applied to the tooth so that the filling may adhere strongly and properly. Your dentist will then place the filling into your tooth and mold it into shape. Finally, the filling material is cured with a special light that’ll harden it in place.
Have your old fillings replaced by calling our Carmel, Indiana dental office at 317-451-4050 to schedule your visit. You could also book an appointment at Really Smile Dental by filling out our online form.