Protect your smile with dental fillings. New patients are welcome.
Dental Fillings Worcester
Tooth decay requires restoration to protect the affected tooth from further damage. This common dental issue can occur to all patients regardless of age. In general, decay is the deterioration of the enamel. Tooth pain is a common sign that an underlying dental issue is present. However, some patients may not have pain which is why dental exams are needed to detect issues early on.
Tooth decay is often corrected with dental fillings. Learn more below and contact Dental Team of Worcester today! New patients are welcome.
Tooth decay is the deterioration of the tooth enamel. Oftentimes, poor dental hygiene and tooth damage cause tooth decay. If left untreated, the affected tooth becomes infected or lost. This severe stage often requires extensive dental work to protect your oral health. Fortunately, tooth decay that is detected early on can be corrected with a dental filling.
Dental fillings can be amalgam (silver color) or tooth-colored material. Amalgam has been used for several years and is known to be durable and affordable. This material is well-known but can darken over time which often results in patients choosing the tooth-colored material. This option restores the tooth while offering discreet, natural-looking results. Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin which is matched to your tooth.
Patients with existing amalgam fillings can schedule a consultation to learn about covering them with composite fillings.
The affected tooth is examined for signs of decay. Your dentist may need a dental X-ray to further evaluate the damage and recommend your best approach. Should a dental filling be recommended, the debris and decay are completely removed. Next, the filling material is applied and hardened with a special light.
Proper dental maintenance is essential to protecting your teeth and dental filling. We advise brushing your teeth at least a day and flossing daily. This helps prevent plaque from forming which is known to cause many dental issues. Also, avoid biting on hard foods and candies as this may damage the filling.
Maintaining a healthier diet is also recommended. This helps prevent future decay. Eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water. A hydrated mouth is a natural way of flushing food particles and bacteria away from the teeth.
Treating tooth decay early on is the best way to protect your teeth from more damage. Learn more about restorative procedures such as dental fillings with a consultation. Contact Dental Team of Worcester today! New patients are always welcome.