Dental Fillings

Dental Fillingscomposite fillings in Arcadia Arcadia Dental Group

Arcadia Dental Group uses composite (tooth colored) fillings to treat teeth that are showing signs of decay, cracks, fractures, etc. During the filling procedure, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available. The dentists at Arcadia Dental Group help educate our patients on the advantages and disadvantages of both and recommend the best one for each patient depending on the unique needs of their teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. One of the most compelling reasons to use composite fillings is that they are tooth colored allowing the dentists at Arcadia Dental Group to closely match the new filling to the patients existing teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

  • Reasons for composite fillings:
  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

Arcadia Dental Group can take care of composite fillings in one visit. Our dentist will completely numb the area being treated and then remove any decay. The tooth will be completely cleaned and then the composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

For the first few days, your tooth may be extra sensitive to hot and cold – this is completely normal and sensitivity will go away once the tooth adjusts to the filling.

If you suspect you may have a cavity, it’s important to be seen as soon as possible to allow the dentists at Arcadia Dental Group to treat the tooth to prevent the decay from spreading and causing more sever issues.  Call our office today at 602-954-2177.

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