Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. Teeth are usually filled with a material called composite resin, which is designed to look like your natural teeth. Fillings can also be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam.
Composite resin takes a little longer, though most people still prefer it for natural-looking teeth. It takes more than one layer, and a special light is used to harden the area around the filling.
Before you get a dental filling, you will get a local anesthetic to numb the gums around your tooth. We will then clean away the bad and decayed parts of your tooth so your tooth is ready to be filled. Some dentists will apply glass ionomer to your tooth to protect your tooth and nerve. Once your tooth is all filled in, we will smooth over the rough edges and polish it so it looks natural.
Depending on the damage, the amount of time to apply a dental filling to each tooth varies.
If you have any questions about fillings or think you may need one, please contact your local Woodridge dentist today at (630) 985-9787.
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