Tooth Filling Upland CA
You may be recommended to get a dental filling if you have cavities. Dental fillings utilize a special material to fill the holes or gaps within the enamel of a decayed or damaged tooth.
Before we recommend a filling procedure, our Upland dental team at Higher Ground Dentistry examines you to see that the procedure will work. The team looks at the jawbone, gums, and teeth.
A dental filling can restore the appearance, shape, as well as stability of a tooth. Additionally, filling helps you chew food properly while also preventing additional damage from occurring to the already decayed tooth.
Types of Dental Fillings
Different types of fillings are available in our dental office. The most common one is a silver amalgam or silver filling. This kind of filling is fabricated from mercury and silver. It is more durable compared to other fillings. Maybe you are concerned about mercury, however, do not worry, because it is used at safe levels. In fact, the World Health Organization vouches for silver fillings because of their durability as well as safety.
Another type of filling is composite resin. It is a mixture of powdered glass along with a plastic resin. Composite resin filling is white-colored, allowing it to look exactly like the surface of the tooth that needs repair. Moreover, composite resin has fluoride that helps prevent decay or cavities.
A gold alloy filling is made up of a combination of copper, gold, and other metals. It is mostly used for crowns or dentures. Although these fillings are durable, they tend to be expensive. Also, they can make the teeth sensitive. If a child needs a filling, we recommend composite resin. Porcelain fillings are considered indirect fillings. You will require several visits to get them. Porcelain fillings are more fragile, however, they have the appearance of your original tooth.
Tooth Filling Procedure
Our Upland dentist first inspects the tooth that needs treatment to determine how badly it is damaged. This helps establish the treatment plan for the filling. Anesthesia numbs the gums and tissues around the tooth ensuring comfort and easing pain. The specialist drills out the tooth to remove the decayed tissue and cleans the area before filling the hole. Tooth filling takes a few minutes. After filling the tooth, you will bite hard in order to check whether it has fit well.
Benefits of Tooth Fillings
Filling a tooth helps reduce pain when eating. It is likely that if your tooth is decayed or has a cavity, you are experiencing pain. Additionally, dental fillings prevent additional decay from occurring. It prevents issues like tooth loss. A filling can endure for more than 15 years, nonetheless, it depends on the material. The lifespan also depends on the quality of the procedure.
Schedule an Appointment
Talk to us if you need treatment for decay or cavities. After examining your teeth, we will see if a filling works for you. Sometimes, we may recommend a different procedure if we think that fillings will not help.
Visit our dental specialists in Upland, CA, at Higher Ground Dentistry for an examination. Call us at 909-377-0758 to set up a consultation appointment. In addition to tooth fillings, we offer other treatments such as crowns, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.
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121 West Foothill Boulevard Suite E
Upland, CA 91786-3890
Call or Text: 909-377-0758
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