What Should I Expect From A Filling?

What kind of support can you count on from a dental filling? Many patients can feel particular concerns when they learn they need to have a filling placed on a tooth. One issue is the fear that this restoration will be unsightly, and create a distraction that hurts their smile. Other patients can fear what might happen if they have a problem with their filling. The move to composite resin fillings provides restorations that blend in with your smile. Rather than having amalgam metal material contrasting with your tooth, the resin can be dyed to match its shade. Composite resin is able to bond with the porous tooth material, offering remarkable support and durability. Improved support also comes from its being less likely than metal to constrict and expand in temperature extremes.

Your Tooth Needs Protection After A Cavity

Support after a cavity is important. After all, the portion of your tooth structure affected by decay will not heal on its own. In order to protect against a loss of support, and a risk for infection, your dentist needs to place a filling in the affected area. By doing so with a composite resin filling, they can provide you with enduring stability, while avoiding problems with your appearance. It should be noted that a cavity that is too large will make a dental crown necessary, as the support needed may be more than a filling should be asked to offer.

Preventing Future Cavities

If you want to prevent future cavities, pay attention to your daily habits, and make sure you have regular visits with your dentist scheduled. These appointments offer a professional cleaning, as well as an opportunity for your dentist to warn you about potential problems. Patients who attend ongoing exams can have problems treated early, and are less likely to have a cavity go untreated until it reaches the point of causing more significant issues.

Receiving A Discreet, Durable Filling From Calcagno Family And Cosmetic Dentistry

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Calcagno and our team take your smile’s condition seriously. To address cavities, our office will supply you with composite resin fillings that offer benefits for your appearance, while taking care to support your teeth. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff provide expert smile care for patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.