Dental Fillings Port St. Lucie, FL

Dental FillingsAn Overview

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Dental fillings are placed to restore tooth structure damaged by decay or infection. Great Smile Dental offers all types of dental fillings and will work with you to determine the most suitable type of filling for your needs and aesthetic goals.

A dental filling can halt the progression of tooth decay and maintain the natural structure of your tooth and your smile. For fillings to be placed in back teeth with multiple cusps we may recommend the use of an inlay or onlay for the best long-term result and to fully stabilize the tooth. Also called a partial crown, this type of restoration can be made of a high-quality ceramic or porcelain for durability and natural aesthetics.

There are a variety of dental filling materials, each offering its own set of pros and cons. In most cases, we will recommend the use of a tooth-colored composite resin or white filling for a result that is lasting and made to match your existing teeth.

White Fillings: What are the Benefits?

Advances in the adhesive properties of composite resin materials have made white fillings a great option for restoring lost tooth structure with a durable result that creates a tight seal to prevent future infection. This material can be color matched to your smile, providing a seamless means of addressing decay and damage in the least invasive way possible.

Dental Fillings What to Expect

The dental filling procedure is completed in one visit and with the use of a local anesthetic produces minimal discomfort.

We will begin by making you comfortable and cleaning the area to be treated. A local anesthetic is applied and once you feel numb and relaxed we will begin to remove the decayed part of the tooth. Our goal is to remove as little of your natural tooth structure as possible in an effort to maintain the integrity of your smile. Once the tooth is free of decay and prepared we will place the filling material. Molding it carefully into place, your dentist will work with you to ensure a comfortable bite before sealing the material permanently into place.

A dental filling is designed to last for many years with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.

Dental Fillings FAQs

Do you replace old fillings?

Yes. We can replace a dark filling or one that is leaking or breaking down with a white filling.

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