Dental Fillings

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is a material used to fill the cavities in your teeth. The infected part of your tooth is removed and to restore it, a dental filling is used. Without dental fillings, your tooth will be left hollow, which could lead to further complications. The type of dental filling that you get depends on the condition of your tooth.

When would you need a dental filling?

Bacteria can accumulate on the surface of your teeth when you have do not brush and floss properly. Bacteria release toxins which then react with your teeth to erode the outermost layer of your teeth- the enamel. This further leads to tooth decay and cavities.

If you don’t get a dental filling at this stage, this will lead to gum disease, which may have serious complications. You need to get the infected part of your tooth/teeth taken out and fill the cavity. This is why and when you’d need a tooth filling.

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The process of getting dental fillings

If you’re set to get dental fillings, this is what you should expect:

  • At first, a physical examination of your tooth/teeth will be done to understand the severity of the infection and how to go about with the process. Following this, you may be given an anesthetic to ensure that the overall process is painless for you.
  • The dentist would use a drill to reach the infected area and get the infection out from your teeth. This is the part why you may need an anesthetic in the first place. However, residual pain from this process is nearly insignificant.
  • The next step includes cleaning the tooth from within. This is to get rid of any residual bacteria that may have stayed from the previous step.
  • Finally, the dental filling will be applied in layers. A curing light will be sued to harden each layer of the filling.

Types of Dental Fillings

Following are the types of dental fillings that you can choose from:

  • Gold
  • Amalgam
  • Porcelain
  • Composite resin
  • Plastic tooth-colored fillings

Why Arcade Dental?

At Arcade Dental, we have the best and most experienced dentists in Pharr TX who are highly skilled for each dental procedure that you need to undergo. We understand and value your comfort, which is why we put special efforts into ensuring that every dental procedure is a painless one for you! This is why we are one of the highest-rated dental clinics in Pharr TX! So, book your appointment today!

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