Dental Fillings from a Scottsdale Dentist
Safe, beautiful, tooth-colored fillings in Scottsdale.
For more than a decade most dentist have stepped away from using silver filling material. The reasons for this range from the safety of the material to the aesthetics.
Why You Might Need a Filling
To keep the teeth healthy, removing decay is 100% necessary. Failing to do so can result in ongoing decay and destruction that can will eventually kill the sensitive nerve of the tooth, which can lead to a serious dental infection. When neglected for this long, the only way to take care of the damage is to perform a root canal or to extract the tooth.
In order to be proactive against the needless pain and suffering from a dental infection, it is important to remove all of the decay from a tooth and fill any defects so that no further infection can occur in the tooth. Filling material is used to restore the tooth so that it looks and functions like a whole, healthy tooth.
Proactive treatment with the right materials – namely, tooth-colored composite resin – from AccuCare Dental in Scottsdale, in conjunction with proper home care, will prevent patients from needing more fillings or additional care down the road.
Tooth-Colored Fillings – Why We Choose Them
The dentists AccuCare Dental in Scottsdale strongly prefer tooth colored, composite resin filling material over old-fashioned silver (amalgam) fillings.
Besides being the safer option, composite resin filling material (a plastic and ceramic compound) is the more aesthetically pleasing option.
Even if there is a filling in every single tooth, patients and their friends/family are barely be able to notice them, if at all. The manufacturers of composite resin filling materials have created a variety of shades to match nearly every possible tooth color.
What to Expect at a Filling Appointment
At AccuCare Dental in Scottsdale the dentist will begin nearly every filling procedure with the delivery of anesthetic, which will numb the tooth, so that no sensations will be felt during a procedure.
Once anesthetized, the tooth is isolated and the dentist removes all the decay with a high-speed dental handpiece. If there is decay near the tooth’s fragile nerve, the dentist will carefully alternate using a slow speed dental handpiece, laser and/or hand instruments to remove the remainder of the decay without irritating the nerve.
After removing all the decay, the dentist will place a bonding agent inside the tooth, followed by the composite resin filling material itself, then will use an ultraviolet curing light to harden the filling.
Once the filling has hardened, the dentist will adjust the filling to fit the bite and polish it.
Invest in Fillings Now to Prevent Bigger Issues Later
Don’t wait until you have intense pain to see your Scottsdale dentist. Taking care of your dental decay in the early stages will save you a lot of time, money, pain, and frustration in the long run.
Are you worried about the health of your teeth? Contact us at 480-998-8073 to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.