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Dental Fillings

Revitalize Your Smile with Durable and Aesthetic Fillings

Dental health is a journey, and at CRE8 Smile Studio, we’re here to ensure your path to a healthy smile is smooth and comfortable. Dental fillings are a common and essential treatment used to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and shape.

Understanding Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair minor fractures, decay, or damages in teeth. During a filling procedure, the decayed tooth material is removed, the affected area is cleaned, and then filled with a filling material.

The Filling Process

  1. Examination: Our team will start with a thorough examination of your tooth using X-rays to determine the extent of the decay.
  2. Preparation: After numbing the area, the decayed tooth material is removed.
  3. Cleaning: The cavity is then cleaned to remove bacteria and debris.
  4. Filling: The cleaned cavity is filled with your chosen filling material.
  5. Finishing: Finally, the filling is shaped and polished to restore your tooth’s original shape and function.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

  • Restoration: Fillings restore the integrity and function of your tooth.
  • Prevention: Filling a cavity helps to prevent further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter.
  • Aesthetics: Tooth-colored fillings offer a natural look, enhancing your smile’s appearance.

Aftercare

Caring for your fillings involves maintaining good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and attending routine dental check-ups.

Are Dental Fillings Right for You?

Dental fillings are suitable for anyone who has a cavity or minor tooth damage. During your visit, we’ll assess the best treatment options for your dental needs.

Schedule Your Appointment

Don’t let tooth decay stand in the way of your health and confidence. Contact CRE8 Smile Studio today to schedule an appointment and take a step towards a rejuvenated smile.

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings or white fillings, are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and blend in with the rest of your teeth. They are made from a composite resin that matches the color of your natural teeth.

Tooth-colored fillings are preferred for their aesthetic appeal, as they closely match natural tooth color and appearance. They also bond directly to the tooth structure, providing support and minimizing the risk of breakage or thermal sensitivity.

With proper care and maintenance, tooth-colored fillings can last from 5 to 10 years, sometimes longer. Their longevity can depend on the location of the filling, the size of the cavity, and your oral hygiene and eating habits.

Composite fillings are strong and durable, and they are suitable for small to mid-sized restorations that endure moderate pressure from the continual stress of chewing. They are continually being improved and some of the latest materials can be comparable in strength to amalgam fillings.

Tooth-colored fillings do not require any special care beyond that which you give your natural teeth: regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings.

The process for placing a tooth-colored filling involves numbing the area around the tooth, removing the decay, and thoroughly cleaning the cavity. The cavity is then filled with the composite resin material, shaped, and hardened with a specialized light. Finally, it is polished to a smooth finish.

Yes, old metal fillings can often be replaced with tooth-colored composite resin fillings for aesthetic purposes or when the old filling becomes defective.

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