Dental fillings are one of the most common general dental treatments and something that most patients will experience in their lifetime. Dental fillings play an important role in the long term maintenance of a healthy smile.
What do dental fillings treat?
You can fix tooth decay or tooth damage in just one visit to our Philadelphia office with a dental filling. Treating tooth decay or damage promptly prevents tooth loss and other problems that arise from compromised oral health. Regular dental visits with Dr. Shulman provide the opportunity for our team to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums, spotting signs of decay or disease early in development.
Modern dental fillings made from composite resin protect teeth without the use of unsightly metals. White fillings blend in with teeth for a natural look that is also long-lasting. If you already have old metal fillings that are broken or need to be replaced, Dr. Drew Shulman can easily replace them with white fillings for an instant smile makeover.
Dental Fillings: What to Expect
Before conducting treatment, Dr. Shulman will assess the tooth or teeth that need the dental filling. To begin, an anesthetic will be used to numb the area that is being treated for patient comfort. Then the tooth will be cleaned and filled with tooth-colored biocomposite material. A special light will then cure the material. Once sealed, the tooth will be polished for the final restoration.
With the right dental care, a white dental filling will last for years to come. This procedure not only stops problems caused by tooth decay and tooth damage but improves oral health.
Dental Fillings FAQs
Are dental fillings painful?
Dental fillings themselves are not painful. Fillings relieve the pain in teeth and gums that are caused by cavities.
How do white fillings compare to metal fillings?
White fillings are made of a safe biocomposite material. Traditional metal fillings which were made up of dental amalgam contain elemental mercury. You may want to replace your metal fillings with white fillings because the material is safer and blends in with natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have concerns about the health or stability of your teeth or have damaged teeth, schedule a visit with Dr. Shulman. Call our Northeast Philadelphia dental office today at (215) 372-1142 for comfortable and convenient professional dental treatment.