Dental fillings represent one of the most common dental restoration treatments available. Most dentists consider fillings to be the primary treatment method for repairing damage caused by cavities, mild decay and minor dental injuries. Nearly everyone experiences this type of damage at some point in their lifetime, and providing a filling is usually the easiest and most effective way to correct these issues. Fillings can be completed in just one visit to our office, and after receiving the filling, the tooth’s structure will be restored, and it can be used like any regular tooth.
The purpose of a filling is to seal off any minor holes, cracks or voids that are present in a tooth. If these openings are not sealed off, then they can be used by food particles or bacteria to access the inside of the tooth and cause serious damage. In most cases, the patient notices one of these problems, or they are detected by one of our experts before any major issues occur. From there, a filling can be provided, and no significant consequences will follow. The tooth will then be protected from any interior injury, and it can be used as normal.
The experts at Stein Family Dentistry take great pride in using the highest-quality materials in our dental fillings. By providing fillings that utilize these materials, we can ensure that treated teeth are left strong and durable. This will also help protect the teeth for many years to follow. The best way to maintain a filling is to provide proper maintenance and care for the treated tooth. This can be accomplished by brushing twice a day, flossing once per day and receiving complete dental checkups twice per year. At Stein Family Dentistry, we provide both composite tooth-colored fillings and traditional amalgam fillings.
The first step when applying a dental filling is to carefully remove any unwanted material that is present inside the damaged tooth. This includes any decay or previously existing filling material. With the tooth cleaned out, the filling substance can then be applied. This will seal off any voids or openings that are present on the tooth. We will then allow the material to harden completely so that it achieves a strong consistency. To finish, we will polish and shape the tooth to give it a natural appearance that blends in seamlessly with the patient’s other teeth. Our experts will also examine the patient’s bite to make sure they are not experiencing any further issues or complications. After the procedure, the patient will be able to chew foods normally and continue with their standard oral care practices.
If you are suffering from a cavity or mild tooth decay, a dental filling may be able to restore the health of your tooth. A visit to Stein Family Dentistry will allow our experts to determine if a filling can help you. Please call us at (509) 747-5586 to schedule an appointment.
Our Happy Patients
“I went in today, after having the same dentist since I was a child. She retired, and Dr. Stein took her place. I was fearful, as I think trust is important in a dental relationship. I met Dr. Stein for the first time, and he put me at ease. Very professional, listened to my concerns, and did a painless filling and other services. I would highly recommend Dr. Stein if you are looking for a new dentist. Glad to see some of the same staff remaining as well.”
“I went in today for an X-ray and exam and I got so much more! Considering my dental insurance hasn’t kicked in yet I knew it would be expensive that being said I didn’t know what all I’d be getting done, when being told that I needed a root canal I was more than nervous about it (concerned about the cost) Dr. Stein Totally worked with my budget and set me up with a payment plan. Throughout my time there he kept saying “let’s get you out of pain first” He got me in a chair right away and took care of the root canal on the spot. I thought that was Quite impressive considering that some places will have you schedule another appointment with them For a later date, so with all that being said I’m very happy with his work even more so, happy that I’ve found a dentist. Feels good to be a part of the family.”
“Everyone in this office is very friendly and caring; having an appointment here is always like visiting with friends! Met Dr. Stein for the first time today, after having had the same trusted dentist for many years. Dr. Stein seems very pleasant and gentle. Will be happy to continue my dental care here.”
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