When you come to our office, our goal is to preserve as much tooth material as possible. That said, if decay has begun to set in, we may need to give you fillings.
If your teeth have decayed, we need to replace that decayed material. Empty space in your mouth can lead to:
Fillings are recommended for milder cases of decay. In some cases, we may need to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. If your tooth has chipped, you’re likely a better candidate for dental bonding .
If you’re unsure what you need, come to our office. We’ll examine your mouth to determine whether treatment is necessary to resolve your concerns and, if so, which treatments are best suited to you.
Fillings are a common procedure, which means there’s nothing to be worried about when coming in for an appointment. Depending on how big it is, a single filling can be done in as little as 20 minutes.
Fillings function just like the surrounding tooth material, and they don’t require changes to your diet. We recommend not chewing on ice, but this is bad for your oral health regardless of any dental restorations you have.
You should maintain your normal dental routine after getting fillings. That said, you may need to be gentle the day of the procedure.
At Inspire Smiles, we’re committed to helping patients get the dental care they need. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic services or need dental restorations, we have the experience and expertise required to ensure your concerns are addressed.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to book a virtual consultation? Please don’t hesitate to connect with us. We’re excited to hear from you!