Maintain The Integrity Of Your Teeth With Cavity Fillings
Anyone who has problems with their teeth will certainly need to visit Shores Family Dentistry — the Top Rated Local® dentists in Fort Collins — as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, people postpone their visit and make it worse for themselves. Dental fillings are one of the most common reasons people find themselves needing the services of a dentist. People with cracked teeth or bad teeth will have a plethora of choices when it comes to the type of filling they can get from our family dentistry. Learn more about cavity fillings and contact us today to schedule your appointment!
First of all, our dentists use a local anesthetic in order to numb the area which will be worked on. Next, our family dentists clean the decayed area. The choice of instrument will generally rely on what our dentists are most comfortable using and, of course, the client’s needs are foremost. The location and extent of the decay will also determine the method.
The next step is to test or probe the area to ensure the decay has been completely removed. It could be the decayed area is close to the root, and if that is the case, we will ensure the nerve is protected during the process.
After the filling is finished, we polish the surface. When a filling is placed in the tooth, our family dentists may also use a UV light, which makes the material harden faster. After the multi-layering process is completed, we can begin shaping the tooth filling.
First of all, people can choose from a variety of materials for fillings. There are a number of choices available. Should you decide to go with gold, the main advantage will be the durability (which can range between ten and fifteen years), aesthetics (superior to those of silver), and strength. The downside is that gold is expensive, it requires a minimum of two office visits, and due to its color, it may not be pleasing to the eye.
Amalgams are a good choice for people who want less-expensive dental fillings. These are durable, can withstand chewing forces, and again, they are less expensive compared to composite fillings. Yet as with gold, the drawbacks can be poor aesthetics, discoloration, and the destruction of tooth structure. Oftentimes a portion of the tooth will have to be removed in our Fort Collins family dentistry clinic to accommodate the filling.
Tooth-colored composite fillings have the advantage of aesthetics, they don’t require a big part of the tooth structure to be removed, are versatile, and they also bond chemically to the tooth. In addition, whether you use teeth whitening or not, the color can be matched perfectly. Unfortunately, composites are not that durable (lasting around five years). Plus, they can chip and are twice as expensive as amalgams.
Ceramic is a good option for many people though because it resembles the natural color of teeth and such dental fillings can last up to fifteen years. Their cost though is close to that of a gold filling, which is quite high.
There are many types of dental fillings people can go with and it all depends on your budget and personal preference. Our local dentistry staff at Shore’s Family Dentistry will be more than happy to answer all of your dental filling questions. Contact us today with any questions about cavity fillings or to make an appointment with one of our dentists in Fort Collins
Backed by more than three decades of experience and education, Shores Family Dentistry provides exceptional dental care to each and every one of our valued patients. We firmly believe in creating long-lasting relationships with our patients, making their overall well-being a top priority with every visit.
By emphasizing routine visits and preventative care, we help you stay on top of your oral health, helping catch potential issues before they become more serious. Our highly-trained and experienced dentists offer a wide range of dental treatments and services, each performed with great care and compassion so that you feel comfortable and confident.
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Our devoted staff and highly-experienced dentists believe in creating long-term relationships with all our patients. Routine visits and preventative care is the best way to ensure healthy teeth, so we work hard to ensure every visit is a pleasant experience. As your Top Rated Local® Fort Collins dentist, we provide a wide range of dental treatments performed with care and great attention to detail to maintain every patient’s well-being. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment!