Posts for tag: Cosmetic Fillings
Wondering how your dentist treats cavities?
You just found out that your toothache was due to a cavity. Luckily, by visiting our Waunakee, WI, family dentists Drs. Matthew and Stanley Karls every six months for checkups we were able to spot the problem before it got worse. Once we’ve treated the tooth it’s important to be able to restore the tooth both in functionality and appearance. This is where a dental filling comes in.
What is a cosmetic or dental filling?
After the dentist has removed the decayed enamel from your teeth we will need to fill these holes not just to restore strength and resilience back into the tooth but also to improve the way it looks. Fillings rebuild the tooth, and our Waunakee, WI, dentists do that by placing a tooth-colored filling over these areas of the tooth. Fillings are often made from composite resin, a tough material that’s easily moldable and shaped directly to the tooth.
What are the benefits of getting cosmetic fillings?
There are many benefits associated with this type of treatment. Some of them include,
Fast, efficient treatment
Placing the filling itself is a completely painless and non-invasive technique. The filling will also be placed right after the decay has been removed; therefore, your mouth will be numbed by local anesthesia during this process. In just a single appointment your decayed tooth will be restored.
Keeps your healthy teeth intact
By getting composite resin fillings, which bond directly to the tooth, we won’t have to remove more of the natural tooth in order to make room for the filling. This means less tooth preparation and enamel removal, which makes it a more conservative treatment.
They last a long time
As long as you care for your teeth properly there is no reason why your filling can last many years. Avoid bad habits such as using your teeth as tools or chewing fingernails, and you could have your cosmetic filling for at least a decade or more before it needs to be replaced.
Looks like real tooth enamel
Composite resin is the same color as tooth enamel, and what’s even better is that we can even choose the shade of resin we want to use to guarantee that it will blend right in with the tooth. You won’t notice your filling once it’s placed and neither will anyone else.
Are you looking for a dentist in the Waunakee, WI, area that can provide you with full-service dental care? If so, turn to the dental team at Karls Family Dentistry. We provide dentistry for the whole family. Schedule your next appointment by calling (608) 849-4100.