It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function.
Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
Reasons for restorative dentistry:
A common method of restoration is dental filling. It is used to restore small and moderate teeth damages. Dr. Jeniffer Gordona encourages this method if tooth damage as a result of caries or if it suffers from chipping. A tooth filling is used to restore the original structure and function of the tooth, as well as to return a healthy smile. Our clinic uses natural composite fillings.
Choose the date and Dr. Gordona will place the filling within one visit. At first, the destroyed and damaged part of the tooth will be removed, and then the tooth will be cleaned to remove all traces of destruction.
Then the cleaned area will be filled with the filling material and shaped to fit the shape of the tooth. Finally, the filling will be hardened for long-term recovery.
In the past, tooth problems like cavities or other trauma only had one viable treatment option: metal or amalgam fillings. Thankfully, advances in the science of dentistry have led to the development of resin compounds that, when bonded to your tooth, provide a durable filling with a much more natural appearance. Composite restorations can typically be applied within a single appointment, and offer a viable alternative to metal fillings in many cases.
Call or visit us to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next visit. We will take good care of your smile!