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Dental Fillings

A dental filling treatment is performed to treat a hole or cavity in the tooth. Teeth can be filled with materials such as amalgam or composite fillings. At Valley Alder Family Dentistry, we offer the leading dental filling treatment for our patients.

Amalgam Fillings

An amalgam filling is a silver-colored filling used to treat tooth decay, cracks, and fractures. Amalgam fillings are some of the most widely used fillings. Amalgam fillings are more commonly used in the back of the teeth. Amalgam fillings are not permanent and may need replacement.

Composite Fillings

A composite filling treatment is performed to address decay, cracks, and other tooth damage. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and are the most popular form of filling. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of the tooth to remain undetectable within the smile. Composite fillings are not permanent and may require replacement.

Reasons for fillings:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Improve smile
  • Worn teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Protect the surface of the tooth

Dental Filling Candidates

Candidates may need to replace a missing or damaged tooth. Teeth can be damaged due to a fracture or tooth decay. Decaying teeth can cause long-term damage, pain, and tooth sensitivity. Before every dental treatment, Dr. Patel will meet with the patient for a comprehensive consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Patel will perform an oral examination to assess the patient’s oral health. Dr. Patel may also perform a digital X-ray exam to identify any dental issues. Other dental treatments may be necessary before undergoing dental filling treatment. Dr. Patel will create a customized treatment plan for the patient.

Filling Treatment

A filling treatment is completed in one appointment. The dentist will begin by numbing the tooth to remove any decay present. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned to prepare for the placement of the filling. The composite or amalgam filling will be placed, shaped, and polished to restore the tooth’s shape. Patients may experience slight tooth sensitivity after the treatment. The dentist will instruct the patient on all aftercare instructions. Following the procedure, Dr. Patel will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the dental filling. A dental filling treatment can be performed alone or combined with another dental procedure.

Dental Filling Benefits

  • Improved oral health
  • Long-lasting and durable
  • Prevents tooth infection
  • Improved tooth functionality

Dental Filling Aftercare

Fillings can be maintained with good oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing are key to maintaining dental filling results. If tooth decay arises, the fillings will need to be replaced. Patients should schedule routine dental visits at Valley Alder Family Dentistry to ensure their fillings are in good shape.

Dental Filling Replacement

At Valley Alder Family Dentistry, we offer dental filling replacement treatment. Dental filling replacement is a safe and effective treatment performed to restore dental fillings. Patients with old or damaged dental fillings can get fillings replaced by Dr. Patel. If the patient experiences any tooth sensitivity or pain should visit Valley Alder Family Dentistry to see if they need to replace their dental filling.

Why Choose Valley Alder Family Dentistry?

Dr. Patel and his staff of dental professionals are dedicated to providing patients with top dental care. Dr. Patel utilizes the most advanced dental technology and techniques to perform all examinations and treatments. Dr. Patel and his dental professionals strive to go beyond dental treatments and highlight the importance of dental education. Valley Alder Family Dentistry patients will be educated on good oral hygiene tips, dental treatments, and more at each visit.

Achieve a perfect and healthy smile. Contact Valley Alder Family Dentistry to book your consultation appointment for dental filling treatment.