Just about everyone who has visited a dental clinic must have heard of dental fillings, and a lot of people have them in their teeth. Our teeth are tough, but they can also get damaged, and fillings can help repair that damage. At Classic Dental Arts, we offer metal-free fillings that can be custom made to closely match the natural shade of your teeth.
What Are Fillings For?
When bacteria eat into your teeth, you develop cavities. This results in holes in your teeth that your dentist will need to fill up.
Dental fillings restore your teeth to their proper shape so you can chew your food more effectively. The material of which fillings are made is malleable, and can be sculpted to give your tooth a proper shape.
More importantly, fillings keep out bacteria so the damage doesn’t get worse. They completely block off the spaces where bacteria can do more damage. Remember that the inside of the tooth is more vulnerable to bacteria than the tough enamel from the outside.
Do You Need Fillings?
You can look at the mirror to check your teeth for cavities, but only your dentist can determine if you need fillings. When you have your regular checkup, usually we will check the state of your cavities and see if fillings are warranted. If decay is found, we will check more closely, and an X-ray may be necessary.
Once we decide you need fillings, you’ll be given some local anesthesia before weproceed to remove the decayed portion of your tooth and clean the affected area. Once the cavity is thoroughly cleaned, we will then fill up the cavity with the filling material.
Silver Filling Removal
If you have existing silver fillings in your teeth that you would like to replace with our tooth-colored, metal free fillings, we could help you with that too.
If you want to know whether you need fillings for your cavities, please call our practice at (732) 301-6333 for an appointment. Our dentist will closely check your cavities and determine the most suitable type of filling for your teeth.