Fillings Q & A
What is a dental filling?
In addition to improving the physical appearance of your tooth, a filling seals the tooth, preventing bacteria and other microorganisms from getting into the tooth pulp and causing further problems.
What types of fillings do you offer?
Traditional dental fillings feature amalgam, a metal alloy containing copper, mercury, silver, and tin. However, amalgam fillings are unsafe for people with metal allergies, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
White, composite fillings, on the other hand, are discreet and safe for people of all ages. Also, white fillings are versatile, and your dentist can place them on any tooth in your mouth. If you already have amalgam fillings, your dentist can also use white fillings to replace them.
If I need a dental filling, will I know it?
What if my tooth has decayed beyond repair?
If you’re nervous about the thought of an extraction, know that you aren’t alone. The team will work with you to ensure your comfort throughout the entire process. In addition to administering a local anesthetic, you also have the option of treatment with nitrous oxide or “laughing gas,” which can help to ease your nerves.
If you suspect you have a cavity, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Request an appointment at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.