Dental Fillings are the most popular method in dentistry for restoring teeth. There are many types of materials that can be used for fillings, such as amalgam and gold. Composites fillings are a popular choice because they match the color of teeth and look natural. Composites are not only used to restore decayed teeth, but they may also be used for crack or broken teeth, stained teeth, and teeth that have been worn down.
How are fillings placed?
Fillings are very common and can be done in one visit to the dentist. Once anesthesia is applied, our dental professionals will begin removing decay from the tooth, using a dental drill, and clean out the decay area. When all the decay is removed, our dentists will prepare and shape the area so that the filling material, such as composite, can be placed. Once the filling has been placed, the filling will be shaped and the tooth will be polished so it can look as natural as possible.
After first receiving a filling, many patients become temporarily sensitive to hot and cold foods. When the tooth becomes used to having the filling, the sensitivity will subside.
Call 858-530-0300 today to schedule your appointment at Scripps Rock Dental and learn more about dental fillings in San Diego, California.