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Dental Fillings

At Brittney K. Craig, DMD, we understand the importance of a healthy, confident smile. Dental fillings are a common and effective way to restore teeth damaged by decay, cavities, or minor injury. This brief guide will help you understand what dental fillings are and why they are essential for maintaining your oral health.

What Are Dental Fillings? Dental fillings are materials dentists use to repair teeth affected by decay or damage. They restore the tooth's strength, shape, and function, helping you maintain a beautiful, natural smile.

Why Are Dental Fillings Necessary? When left untreated, tooth decay can progress, causing pain and discomfort and potentially leading to more extensive dental issues. Dental fillings are a preventive measure, halting the decay's progress and preserving your tooth's integrity.

 

Types of Dental Fillings: There are several types of dental fillings available, including amalgam (silver), composite resin (tooth-colored), ceramic (porcelain), and glass ionomer. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable material based on your needs and preferences.

The Dental Filling Procedure: Getting a dental filling is straightforward. It involves numbing the area with local anesthesia, removing the decayed portion of the tooth, preparing the cavity, placing the filling material, and finishing with shaping and polishing.

What to Expect: Dental fillings are a quick and minimally invasive procedure, typically completed in one appointment. You may experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold foods, but this should subside within a few weeks.

Your Oral Health Matters: Preserving your natural teeth through dental fillings restores your smile and contributes to your overall well-being. We are here to address any questions or concerns you may have about dental fillings, ensuring your experience at Brittney K. Craig, DMD, is as comfortable and beneficial as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, radiant smile!

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