Dental fillings are a very common procedure designed to restore the health and structure of teeth that have become damaged. Common reasons for receiving a filling include cavities, tooth decay and cracked teeth. Almost everyone will receive a filling at some point during their lifetime.
A filling works by using special material to seal off small gaps where food particles and bacteria are able to enter the inner areas of a tooth. If left untreated, bacteria will cause continuous damage to the tooth, eventually leading to further decay or tooth loss. Luckily, the vast majority of cases are caught well before this point, and a simple filling is able to fix the issue entirely.
At Cozy Family Dental, our dental care experts utilize the highest-quality filling materials possible to leave you with strong, healthy teeth and a natural-looking smile. The first step when receiving a filling is to carefully remove any portions of the tooth that have become damaged or decayed. After the tooth is fully clean, the oral care expert will apply a special filling material to the tooth. Next, this material is hardened using a special dental curing light to give it both strength and stability. The process is completed by shaping and polishing the filling to give it a natural appearance.
To finish this quick and easy procedure, we will make sure that the patient has a normal bite and no discomfort associated with the tooth that has been treated. The patient will be able to resume their normal eating, brushing and flossing activities once the process has been completed.
If you or a family member is experiencing one or more cavities, or if a tooth has experienced minor damage or decay, then a simple filling might be the best solution. To learn more about fillings, we encourage you to contact Cozy Family Dental at your earliest convenience. Please call us at (973) 556-7266 to arrange an appointment with one of our dental health experts.