Dental fillings provide an efficient and effective solution for helping patients overcome cavities and tooth decay. Our fillings look natural and provide exceptional performance which makes them perfect for restoring damaged teeth.
Cavities are one of the most common dental health issues that people experience. They are small holes or voids that develop on a tooth’s surface. This occurs when teeth are left exposed to tartar, bacteria and plaque for an extended period of time. While cavities can generally be prevented with consistent brushing and flossing habits, they may still arise from time to time.
When cavities are caught and treated early, there is very little risk of them developing into something more serious.
However, left untreated, there is a real danger of food particles and oral bacteria entering a tooth’s inner structure and causing an internal infection. Very serious damage can occur if this happens, and root canal treatment may be needed to save the injured tooth. That is why we must treat cavities very quickly when they are detected.
A dental filling involves applying a durable, yet flexible substance directly to a cavity. The substance will fill in the void and provide much-needed structure and strength for the tooth. A good filling is strong, long-lasting and performs chewing duties effectively.
Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry takes great pride in providing top-quality tooth-colored fillings in Newnan, Georgia. These restorations use a special resin that matches the shade of natural teeth. Our fillings blend in seamlessly with the existing enamel. These fillings are also incredibly strong and durable. This is because they consist of a composite mixture of silica fillers and plastic resins. These substances form a mixture that is tough, flexible and perfect for restoring teeth.
When placing a tooth-colored filling, we start by examining the tooth and removing any decay or existing filling material. We do not want this matter to be left caught underneath the filling. With the tooth clean, we can then begin treating the structure. We apply the composite filling substance directly to the void so that the tooth is completely sealed off. The next step is to wait while the substance hardens and achieves proper strength and consistency. This is usually completed in a matter of minutes. The finishing touch is to polish and shape the filling so that the tooth achieves a natural appearance. The patient should then be able to immediately use their restored tooth, and they can brush it and floss it like normal.
Repair the damage caused by cavities and tooth decay with a tooth-colored filling from Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We are sure that you will appreciate our top-quality fillings that look natural and provide fantastic performance. Please call us at (770) 637-7428 to schedule an appointment.