Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Franklin, Wisconsin, may be just what you need. Dr. Ross and Dr. Chmiel will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. This can restore the strength and function of the tooth. Dental filling material can also be used to repair a tooth that is cracked or chipped.
How is a dental filling placed?
Our dentists will numb the area and then remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After probing the area to ensure that all of the decay has been removed, the area is cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite dental filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once the layers are in place, our dentists will shape the material, trim off any excess, and polish the final dental filling.
What are the benefits of composite dental fillings?
Composite dental fillings have many advantages to you and your smile. The shade of the filling material can be matched to that of your natural teeth. Because of this, they are very aesthetic. Composite fillings are a good choice for the front teeth. Composite fillings bond to the structure of your tooth, which provides greater support for the filling. In addition to being used to treat tooth decay, composite fillings can be used to repair broken, chipped, or worn down teeth.
How do I care for my dental filling?
To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Also, be sure to visit our dentists regularly for your dental cleanings and exams. If our dentists think that your filling may be cracked or leaking, they will take X-rays to get a closer look. If the tooth with a dental filling becomes very sensitive, if you notice a crack in the filling, if a piece of the filling is missing, or if you notice a sharp edge, contact our dental office for an appointment.
We invite you to contact our office at 414-525-0300 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.