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Tooth Filling
Tucker, GA

Rendering of teeth with 3 filling materialsA filling is a material used to 'fill' dental caries or cavities, which are tiny holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. The tooth's decaying areas are removed, and the hole is filled with a select material.

Harmful oral bacteria cause tooth decay. Dental cavities occur when bacteria release acids or toxins that damage tooth enamel. Severe dental decay causes substantial tooth damage, increasing the danger of significant infections and, finally, tooth loss.

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will help you prevent dental caries. V

Visit our office at Reich Dental Center - Tucker, or call to schedule an appointment for a tooth filling.

What Are Fillings Made Of?

Fillings give you a variety of options to choose from because they come in different types of materials. These include fillings made of gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, composite resin, and tooth-colored resin.

Based on the degree of decay, the affected area, the cost of the materials, and your insurance coverage, your dentist will advise you on the best filling type.

•  Gold fillings are the most attractive, fashionable, and robust. They can endure up to 15 years and don't rust. They can tolerate chewing forces, however, they can cause galvanic shock. However, gold fillings require more dental appointments and are more expensive than silver fillings.

•  Silver amalgam fillings can last more than 10 years if well-maintained. Even though the fillings are less expensive than gold, they can survive forceful chewing. Their hue differs from that of your natural teeth. The tooth structure may have a gray hue over time.

•  Tooth-colored resin fillings strengthen your teeth further while complementing their natural appearance. They may effortlessly blend with your natural teeth because they come in a number of colors.

Tooth-colored, or composite fillings are typically applied to teeth that have been chipped, shattered, or otherwise damaged. Their main drawbacks include high costs - and they don't last for an extended period. These fillings also take longer to fill and are more prone to chipping.

What Is the Procedure for Getting a Filling?

One of our dentists will use an anesthetic to numb the area around the affected teeth before beginning the filling treatment.

The decay in the tooth will then be removed using a laser, drill, or air abrasion tool. The choice of tool is mainly influenced by its ease of use, severity of the decay, and the location of the affected area.

The dentist will then get rid of all untreated decaying areas. Additionally, they will remove debris and germs from the cavities.

The dentist will place a liner to protect the nerves if the decay enters the root. Once the cavity has been filled, the dentist will then polish the filling.

Those who want tooth-colored fillings will need to go through a few additional stages after decay removal and cavity cleaning. A specialized light cures each layer of tooth-colored material. The filling is polished to provide the desired results once the multiple stacking process is through.

Schedule a Dental Filling with Our Tucker, GA Dentists Today!

Visit Reich Dental Center - Tucker for a dental filling procedure. Call us today at (678) 534-1010!.

Reich Dental Center - Tucker

Robin Reich, DDS | Stacey Wingad, DMD | Megan Reich Rihan, DMD
Kristin Cooney, DMD

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(678) 534-1010

2295 Parklake Dr. NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345

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A tooth filling can offer relief from painful cavities. We offer several different types of materials for fillings at our Tucker, GA office. Call today!
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