Are you experiencing tooth pain? You might have a tooth cavity!
A dental filling is used to repair teeth that are decayed, worn or damaged. Dental fillings can be made of different materials. In our Marietta dental office, we use tooth-colored restorations to improve the strength, health and beauty of your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Michael Mulkey, Dr. David Hildreth, and Dr. Melissa Kennedy can select from many different materials for your tooth filling, including composite resin and porcelain.
The Dental Fillings Process
We provide fillings for tooth decay and cavities to adults and children. The process is quick and relatively pain-free. Your dentist will review the process with you before any procedure is started. For those with dental anxiety, we will offer you oral sedation options to help you relax.
The first step is a thorough dental exam. Your dentist will take x-rays and conduct a standard exam and facial analysis. When cavities are detected, we will offer you the chance to get them filled the same day. We want you to be in and out so you can get back to your life. If you decide to get your tooth cavities filled, we will begin by applying a numbing solution to the affected area. This will help drastically reduce the pain and discomfort.
When the area is fully numb, we will begin cleaning out the cavity. All of the decayed parts of the tooth will be removed to restore your tooth and make way for the filling material. The composite material dries and hardens almost instantaneously. We require that you do not eat or drink anything for at least to hours after your dental filling procedure.
cxBenefits of Tooth-colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are also known as white fillings. They are made of composite resin material. This material is quick-setting, and when it hardens, it’s as strong as your natural teeth. The tooth-colored filling procedure at Lost Mountain Dental is just one of our many cosmetic dentistry services. They offer many benefits to patients. Here’s a few:
- The color of the composite filling material closely matches your tooth color. It will look like there’s nothing there and most people won’t even know that you even have fillings!
- Composite fillings are bonded to your tooth. This adds much more strength to the filled tooth than non-bonded fillings such as a metal amalgam.
- Because of the bonding process, composite fillings seal the tooth from further decay. This process is more likely to help reduce tooth sensitivity.
- Composite fillings are metal free and don’t contain any mercury. Metal amalgam fillings typically consist of about 50% Mercury.
Replace Old Metal Fillings
Your Lost Mountain dentist can replace old, dark amalgam fillings to freshen up your smile and improve the integrity of the tooth. If you have dark fillings, discuss how new white fillings could enhance your smile at your next visit to Lost Mountain Dental.
Schedule your Dental Fillings Procedure Online
Request your next appointment online today. The dentists at Lost Mountain Dental provide dental fillings for all ages with excellent results. We are your experienced dentists in Cobb County, Georgia. Give us a call today.