Nowadays, several dental treatments are available to restore the look and function of a tooth damaged due to cavities. One of these comes in the form of dental fillings.
At Hermitage Dental Group, our goal is to address your specific concerns about your oral health while helping you maintain a smile that you can be proud of. That is why we provide metal-free, tooth-colored fillings for your teeth.
Advantages of tooth-colored fillings
- They more aesthetically pleasing as they are made to match the natural color of your teeth.
- The adhesive contained in composite fillings maintains the structural integrity of a tooth, making them a stronger alternative to metal fillings.
- They are less expensive and take less time to be placed in the tooth.
The process of filling your damaged teeth starts with the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the area of the tooth that needs to be treated. Then, the damaged or decayed part of the tooth will be removed using a dental drill. The filling material is placed, and the tooth is sealed to protect it.
The procedure is a brief one. After the procedure, it is common to experience a little sensitivity when your teeth are exposed to hot or cold food and beverages. This should wear off soon. However, if the sensitivity and discomfort stay longer, you can consult our office so that we can help you get relief from pain by medications or by adjusting the height of the fillings.
Fillings are a highly effective way to save a decayed tooth so that it can be restored and protected from further damage. The longevity of your fillings depends upon how well you maintain your oral hygiene.
For more information on tooth-colored fillings, you can call the office of Hermitage Dental Group at (615) 241-6461.