Dr. Jee Lee and Dr. Yong Kim provide dental fillings to repair and restore your damaged teeth! Fillings can give you back a healthy, fully functional smile after just one visit to Dental Group of Anaheim.
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are a restorative treatment provided to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or small fractures. Fillings restore the strength and function of the teeth while also preventing further decay from occurring. Traditionally, fillings have been made of a metal amalgam material, but today the majority of fillings are created using a composite, or tooth-colored material that blends in with your teeth to provide a more aesthetic final result.
When Are Dental Fillings Recommended?
Dental fillings are recommended for minor tooth damage, such as when there is a cavity or a small area of tooth decay that needs to be removed and replaced with a restorative material. If left untreated, these cavities can worsen and potentially lead to more extensive damage as well as more significant discomfort. Additionally, fillings are used to repair minor tooth fractures or to replace old or damaged fillings. Regular dental checkups help our dentists identify the need for fillings and address issues before they escalate.
What Is the Process For Receiving Fillings?
The process of receiving dental fillings is relatively straightforward and usually takes place over just one appointment. First, our dentists will examine the tooth using visual assessment and possibly X-rays to determine the extent of the decay. If a filling is deemed necessary, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure a painless experience.
Next, the decayed portion of the tooth is carefully removed using dental instruments. Once the damaged part is removed, our dentists will thoroughly clean the area to ensure no bacteria or debris remain. The chosen filling material is then placed in layers and shaped to match the natural contours of the tooth. For tooth-colored fillings, a special light is used to harden the material.
After shaping and hardening the filling, our dentists will polish it to make it smooth and comfortable for biting and chewing. The final result blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, both in terms of appearance and function. You might experience a slight sensitivity after the procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days.
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Call us today at 714-635-5500 to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentists and learn more about dental fillings in Anaheim, California!