What To Expect When You Need A Dental Filling

While a dental filling is a conservative restoration, it has an important responsibility. Even a small cavity does permanent damage to your tooth structure, which is why treatment ends with the placement of a filling or a dental crown. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office uses a composite resin material to create fillings that bond to your tooth structure and imitate your healthy enamel. After carefully removing the decayed portion of your tooth and preparing your enamel, we can apply the restoration, which will bond to the tooth when it hardens. After your treatment, you can be happy to see that your treatment has not affected the way you look!

A Dental Filling Can Restore Your Tooth Without Changing The Way You Look

When people picture a dental filling, they may imagine a silver or gold filling. While metal materials have been used for many cavity treatments, our practice relies on a composite resin material that is able to restore a tooth without standing out. A careful color match can ensure that the resin blends in with the surrounding enamel and protects your current smile. In addition to being a good cosmetic match, a resin filling is less likely to loosen or change shape, as the substance is less reactive to temperature changes. Because it bonds with the tooth structure, there is not a concern that space might be created between the restoration and enamel that bacteria can enter.

Placing A Lifelike Dental Filling

Before you can receive your filling, your dentist has to deal with the cavity that has formed on your tooth. With care, we can fully remove the damaged tissues and bacteria present. After this occurs, the space left behind will be filled in with the composite resin used to create the restoration. As the material hardens, the bonding process will secure it so that it provides a remarkable degree of support. This process can be completed in as little as one visit, so it can be convenient and long-lasting!

We Can Also Restore Teeth With Attractive, Same-Day Dental Crowns

Fillings are not always used in cavity treatment. Simply put, some cavities grow to be too large, and that means a tooth needs more support than a filling offers. To deal with decay in these situations, we can place a custom dental crown. The CEREC technology we use to craft our crowns can lead to more convenient treatment. We can digitally measure the tooth, design it, and have it produced at our location before putting it in place. These restorations are made from a ceramic material that imitates your healthy tooth structure.

Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Is Ready To Restore Your Tooth With A Dental Filling

When patients have problems with cavities, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help by offering custom restorations that offer cosmetic and functional benefits. To find out more, please call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.