How dental fillings are used to address cavities within the smile
Dental fillings repair cavities and restore a tooth’s natural shape, structure, and function. The dental filling material is applied directly into the cavity, where it hardens to seal off the area from further decay. Fillings can be made from a variety of materials, such as gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or composite resins. The dentist will choose the most appropriate filling material based on the location and size of the cavity, as well as your budget and preferences. However, our team at State Street Smiles in Hackensack, New Jersey, often utilizes composite resin materials as white fillings. These blend in with the natural teeth and do not stand out as obvious dental restorations.
What can I expect during my dental cavity treatment?
Depending on how deep the cavity is, local anesthesia may be used during the procedure to ensure you remain comfortable. During the process, Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson will remove any decayed tooth material and clean out all debris before packing in the filling material. The filling material used is then shaped and polished to create a smooth surface that blends in with the rest of your teeth. You may experience some sensitivity after the procedure, but this will usually subside within a few days as you adjust to your new dental restoration. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene habits after getting a dental filling, such as brushing and flossing regularly and attending regular checkups at State Street Smiles. This ensures that your cavity remains sealed and prevents any further decay.
Request a consultation visit to learn more about tooth-colored fillings
If you have any additional questions or concerns about cavities or how they can be treated with dental fillings, please do not hesitate to contact us at (201) 487-7030. Our friendly team is always here for you and happy to answer any questions you might have about your oral health and wellness. Our office is located at 405 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ, and serves patients in the surrounding communities of Teaneck, Maywood, and Paramus. Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson are open to new patients and families.