According to recent studies, the average individual in the United States possesses three or more cavities, with 25% of the population having as many as eleven. Cavities are holes in the protective enamel of the tooth caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance left behind by food that erodes the teeth, causing problems like decay and infection. To improve our patients’ oral health and wellness, Quincy Dental Associates in Quincy, MA offers fillings to repair the teeth plagued by plaque.
A filling is a substance inserted into a cavity to repair the enamel that protects the interior soft pulp and nerve of the tooth. It is placed as a liquid and allowed to dry, where it is then shaped to match the tooth’s natural structure. Old fillings used to be made of gold or amalgam (silver), but modern varieties are tooth-colored composite resin.
We at Quincy Dental Associates in Quincy, MA pride ourselves on ensuring our patients are comfortable. We use a localized numbing agent or anesthetic to ensure you feel little to no pain during the procedure. The numbing agent will wear off shortly after the appointment, and the treated tooth can be used as normal.
Modern composite resin tooth-colored fillings are designed to be permanent. The material resists plaque and decay, and can, therefore, remain in place for decades. Patients who are experiencing pain or problems with their fillings should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible for an exam and potential removal and replacement.
Any patient with permanent teeth who has developed a cavity can receive a filling. Because children will lose their first set of teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) does not recommend inserting fillings unless the child is at risk of developing an infection or a similar condition.
After our dentist has discovered a cavity, they can insert a tooth-colored filling. This means the procedure is completed during the same appointment. The actual insertion of a filling takes less than half an hour and often occurs after the completion of a regular exam and cleaning.
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