Good dental hygiene can prevent several dental issues like tooth decay. However, if you already have tooth decay, there is still hope to save your tooth. The Apple Dental team offers dental fillings Monroe, which fill the cavities, strengthening and preventing the progression of tooth decay.

An overview of dental fillings

Dental fillings combine glass, plastics, or metals used to restore or repair teeth. Most people prefer dental fillings for filling a hole in the tooth due to decay. These dental prostheses can also repair broken or cracked teeth and worn-out teeth due to tooth grinding or nail biting. Dental fillings may consist of porcelain, tooth-colored plastic materials known as composite resin fillings or silver amalgam. Your budget, insurance coverage, and the extent and location of the damage will determine the most effective type of filling. You may benefit from dental fillings if you experience sensitivity when chewing or biting, visible holes in your teeth, or tooth pain.

How you may benefit from dental fillings

While dental fillings

 have several upsides and downsides, but the upsides outweigh the downsides. Before suggesting the treatment, your Apple Dental physician discusses your symptoms, reviews your dental records, and performs a thorough dental exam. The team utilizes special instruments to assess the location and extent of the damage. Afterward, they may educate you about the pros and cons of dental fillings before preparing you for the procedure. Benefits you may gain from tooth fillings include:

  • Enhances your tooth structure

If cavities are left untreated, they can cause irreversible tooth damage and, to some extent, prompt tooth extraction. Composite fillings fill the damaged parts, providing your tooth the much-needed support. Dental fillings are a temporary solution, meaning no further damage can occur to your teeth upon application.

  • They prevent the cavity from developing further.

During your appointment at Apple Dental, your doctor cleans out the cavity and pours the fillings into the hole to seal it. These fillings protect your dentine from exposure to food acids and extreme temperatures, preventing toothache and discomfort.

  •  Enhances tooth color

You may benefit from composite fillings if you have severely discolored or stained teeth due to foods and beverages like red wine and coffee. These fillings enhance your tooth, restoring your attractive smile. Unhealthy habits such as bruxism can also contribute to tooth discoloration.

  • Dental fillings are non-toxic.

The Apple Dental team combines non-toxic ceramic and plastic to ensure your safety. Metal fillings consist of metal alloys like mercury which can result in detrimental health effects. Resin fillings are safe and have no side effects.

  • They are durable

Initially, white fillings were not strong enough to withstand the pressure associated with chewing and grinding. But with the current advanced technology, dental experts can create safe and quality fillings that can last for several years. Additionally, your provider can place these fillings anywhere in your mouth without worrying about cracking them.

After getting dental fillings, you may have increased sensitivity and mild swelling, which should resolve within a few days.

Call the Apple Dental office or book an appointment online to explore more about dental fillings more.

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