Do need a tooth filling? Call Middletown Smile Center now to make an appointment to have your smile repaired with a high-quality tooth-colored filling!
It is very important that you have any cavities filled as soon as you find out about them. When left too long, cavities will get bigger and may require more complex treatment to restore your tooth back to health. Tooth-colored fillings repair your teeth, leaving you with natural-looking and strong teeth.
A tooth-colored filling is a composite filling made of a material that closely resembles the color of your natural teeth. They are a great alternative to silver amalgam fillings which can be very unsightly in your mouth.
Composite fillings are very durable, standing up well to everyday wear and lasting for more than five years. With constant improvements in composite materials tooth-colored fillings are lasting even longer, providing you with a cost-effective, long term solution to damage caused by decay.
A filling is required if you have a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Dental decay is often caused by poor oral hygiene. The tooth enamel is softened, and the structure of the tooth is damaged by acids created when bacteria breaks down sugar in the mouth.
When this decay is discovered, it is important that you get a filling as soon as possible to return your tooth to a healthy state and prevent the decay from spreading. A tooth-colored filling is a great option as it is durable and closely matches the natural color of your teeth.
Caring for your new filling is easy. Immediately after your filling has been placed, you will need to be mindful of how your mouth feels as you may remain numb for a few hours after the procedure. Be extra careful when you are eating not to bite your lips or tongue.
Good general oral hygiene practices are all that is needed to care for your composite filling. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Avoid sugary food and drinks as much as possible to prevent further decay in other teeth.
If you think that your filling has become loose or fallen out, call us right away to arrange an appointment to have it checked.
When you get your filling, you will have a local anesthetic. The anesthetic numbs the area, so in most cases, you won't feel any pain at all.
You can expect to feel a slight pressure. If you are still worried about getting a filling, ask us if laughing gas may be a good option to help you relax.
For affordable tooth-colored filling in Middletown, contact Middletown Smile Center. Remember to ask us about our financing options when you call to book your appointment. Call us today at (513) 416-4595.