What are Dental Fillings For?
Dental fillings are a common treatment for restoring teeth that have experienced damage from cavities or other types of decay. A cavity is a small hole or void in a tooth. If a cavity is left untreated, food particles and bacteria can use this space to access the inner area of the tooth and cause further damage. Because of this, it’s very important to repair any cavity with a filling as quickly as possible.
The experts at NK Family Dental are proud to offer strong, secure fillings that work to restore the function of a tooth and add to its overall strength. Our fillings are designed to last indefinitely with proper care. In the event that you ever require a filling, you can be sure that we will provide you with a great restoration.
How Do Dental Fillings Work?
When applying a dental filling, we start by removing any decayed portions of the tooth, as well as any existing filling material that is present. We then carefully apply the filling substance, making sure that the cavity has been adequately sealed. Next, we harden this material using a dental curing light, providing it with the strength and stability of a natural tooth. The process is completed by polishing and shaping the tooth to provide it with a refreshed appearance. Patients who receive a filling are able to immediately continue with their usual brushing and flossing practices following the treatment.