Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is decayed. Fillings are also used to repair fractured, broken, or severely worn teeth.
Modern dentistry has allowed us to combine beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. Restorations are close to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and other modern materials. The patient comfort is always the main priority of the dental team here at Dentistry@Prescott, leading to a positive experience.
The dentist will proceed to cavity preparation, removing any remaining decay and shaping the final cavity. In some cases cavity preparation could become very large for usual fillings and the dentist will recommend an inlay or an onlay (partial crown), restorations designed to replace more tooth structure. Those restorations are made in a dental laboratory after the dentist has taken an impression of the preparation. The final placement of inlay or onlay will be made in a second visit at the dental office. The next step will be the addition of composite-resin filling material, cured (hardened) after with a curing light. The final step will be polishing the filling to adapt it smoothly to the natural shape of the tooth.
Fillings do not last forever so it is essential that you visit the dentist regularly for further examinations. Fillings can develop cracks or simply wear down due to chewing forces.
The dentist monitor the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
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Our team aims to provide pain-free dental treatment in a relaxing environment.