5 Reasons You May Need a Dental Filling

5 Reasons You May Need a Dental Filling

Dental fillings are popular for a long time. These oral health procedures have saved countless teeth. Many people assume dental filling is required to fill the remaining space after a cavity is drilled.

Filling a cavity is the top reason but there 5 main reasons make dental filling necessary.

  • Cavities of all sizes and shapes require prompt dental fillings

A dentist will be able to tell that a cavity requires drilling or a dental filling. If tooth decay causes cavity formation, the dentist will drill out the damaged part of the tooth and apply a filling. This filling lasts for five years or more.

  • Even small holes in teeth can benefit from dental fillings

The diminutive holes in one or several teeth can be benefitted from a filling as they may not be necessarily cavities.

If these little holes are not filled, they start accumulating food particles and bacteria that will cause tooth decay.

  • A fractured tooth might require a dental filling

A fractured tooth can be cured with a white composite filling.  Teeth fractures are caused while playing sporting, an unusual accident or ageing process.

Wearing a mouthguard is recommended when participating in sports to protect teeth against such fractures. Get dental fillings for fractured teeth as they are extremely effective.

  • Dental fillings for discolored teeth

Dentists may apply fillings to teeth that have become discolored due to the consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Teeth grinding and the use of teeth to open things can also cause discoloration.

If you have discolored teeth, consult our office about the possibility of getting a filling.

  • Dental fillings can help after the gradual loss of tooth structure

When a tooth is damaged, it may not be easy to retain its natural structure. In such scenarios, the dental filling may be required to enhance the support and visual uniformity throughout the mouth.

Consult our dentists to understand more about dental filling. There are many types of dental filling available which can be used for restoring missing or damaged teeth.

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What we are doing to keep you and your family safe when you come to our office

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While may things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at one at a time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.