Waugh Chapel Dental

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Dental fillings are a fundamental treatment in our practice for restoring teeth damaged by decay, thereby returning them to their normal function and appearance. This straightforward procedure involves removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area and then filling the cavity with a filling material. Fillings can be composed of various substances, including composite resin, amalgam, gold or porcelain, each offering different benefits in terms of aesthetics, durability and cost.

Understanding Dental Fillings

Dental fillings not only restore the integrity and function of the tooth but also prevent further decay by sealing off spaces where bacteria can enter. The choice of filling material depends on the extent of the repair needed.

The Dental Fillings Process

  • Cavity Detection: The process begins with the detection of a cavity, typically identified during a routine dental checkup.
  • Tooth Preparation: The decayed portion of the tooth is removed to prepare for the filling.
  • Cleaning: The cavity is then cleaned to eliminate bacteria and debris.
  • Filling Placement: The chosen filling material is placed into the cavity, shaped to match the tooth’s natural contours and then hardened.
  • Polishing: Finally, the filling is polished to ensure a smooth finish and comfortable bite.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

  • Stops the progression of decay and prevents the loss of a tooth
  • Restores the normal function and shape of the tooth
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity by sealing off exposed dentin
  • Offers a cosmetic solution to fix cracks or chips

Restore Your Dental Health With Fillings

If you suspect you have a cavity or have been advised to get a filling, do not delay treatment. Dental fillings are a key aspect of maintaining oral health and preventing more serious problems down the line. Our dentists and team are here to provide you with high-quality, durable fillings in Gambrills, Maryland, that not only restore your teeth but also give you peace of mind. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar at Waugh Chapel Dental today by reaching out at 410-451-9600 to ensure your teeth are healthy, functional and beautiful.

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