What Is A Filling, Anyway?

What Is A Filling

So your dentist tells you the dreaded news – you have a cavity. What does that mean? What do you do? And what on earth is a filling?

Bonus: The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Whether you experience a cavity, or have other issues with your teeth affecting their functionality, fillings were created to restore those faulty teeth. Like the name implies, fillings fill the cracks/holes that impair teeth when they have damage, and prevent further damage from happening.

What Are Fillings Made Of?

Fillings are also made up of many different materials, and the material used is dependent on the extent and type of the damage or any allergies you might have. The most common types of materials used in fillings are gold, composite resins, amalgam resins, and porcelain. Dependent on repair and patient needs, the type of filling will be discussed with between the patient and dentist, to ensure you make the most satisfactory choice.

The Filling Process

When it comes time to have a filling, The procedure is relatively simple. Once the dentist removes all the areas of the tooth with damage, the material will replace what was moved. This restores your tooth back to its normal functionality. After they polish the tooth and the filling complete, the tooth will once again be ready for its day to day use.

Bonus: Why Your Tooth Doesn’t Hurt When You Get a Cavity

Have A Question About Fillings?

Do you have any questions about our filling process? We’re happy to answer them! Give us a call at 602-595-3600 to book an appointment and speak to one of our experts.

Dental Specialty Associates

About Dental Specialty Associates

Dental Specialty Associates is unique among dental providers, because we have a periodontist, an endodontist, a prosthodontist, two oral surgeons and an orthodontist on our team. This eliminates the need to “shop around” for dental providers. No matter what type of dental work you need, our trained experts are at your service.