Filling Procedure

The process of getting a dental filling at Gardena Family Dentistry and Orthodontics begins with a thorough examination to assess the extent of decay or damage. The affected area is then carefully cleaned and prepared, removing any decayed tooth material while preserving as much of the healthy tooth as possible. Depending on the patient's needs and the location of the filling, a choice of materials such as composite resin, porcelain, or amalgam can be used. Composite resin fillings are particularly popular for their ability to match the natural color of teeth, offering a discreet and aesthetic restoration.

Dental Fillings Advantages and Care

Advantages and Care

Dental fillings provided by Gardena Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offer numerous benefits:

  • Restoration of Tooth Function : Fillings restore the integrity and functionality of damaged teeth, allowing for normal chewing and biting.

  • Prevention of Further Decay : By sealing off spaces where bacteria can enter, fillings help prevent further decay and complications.

  • Aesthetic Improvement : Modern filling materials blend seamlessly with natural teeth, enhancing the appearance of your smile.

To ensure the longevity of your fillings, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, and to avoid habits that can damage fillings, such as biting on hard objects. Regular dental check-ups are also crucial for monitoring the condition of your fillings and overall oral health.