The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture with a material. The traditional filling material is the silver amalgam. This restorative material has been around for ages and stills serves a purpose in restoring teeth from decay and in some instances fracture of the back teeth.
With today’s advancements in materials we as dental professionals can now use tooth colored bonded material in the back teeth where in the past this material was not as strong on only used in the non-load bearing front teeth. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored resin or porcelain materials.
New Dental fillings can be sensitive for up to a few weeks. This is because the material expands and contracts with temperature change. The use of sensitive toothpaste can minimize this. When a patient is numb it may be challenging to confirm their bite while adjusting it at the end. Therefore, we ask all our patients to check their bite over the course of a week or so after the filling and if they have a concern to call our office to schedule a bite adjustment if they feel it is not correct.
We work hard to exceed your expectations by providing the highest level of surgical excellence as well as a fun and pampering environment for all patients. This outstanding combination of skill and attentive concern for every patient’s comfort makes Back 2 Basics Dentistry the best choice, where our goal is always to help you Smile More!