Most people need a filling at some point in life. Even with diligent teeth cleaning, you can’t reach every gap and crevice in your mouth. With suboptimal oral hygiene in the hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, bacteria may start eroding your enamel, resulting in cavities. At Bella Hanono Family Dentistry, we remove and clean the decayed part and restore it with white tooth fillings for support.
Getting a dental filling is one of the most straightforward dental procedures. It’s also painless — at most, the only thing you experience is the pressure during drilling. After establishing that a filling can restore your tooth, Dr. Bella Hanono numbs your gums to eliminate any discomfort.
Next, we drill out the decayed part of the tooth and clean it to remove any lurking bacteria. Then, we apply composite resin layer by layer. We then reshape it and harden it in place using a special light. Before finishing the procedure, the dentist asks you to test your bite with the restored tooth. If it feels unnatural, we adjust your filling until the bite feels normal.
After the procedure, you can drive yourself home or to the office. However, don’t chew or eat anything for a few hours until the anesthesia wears off.
Traditional fillings (amalgam) — created from a mixture of metals — have conventionally treated cavities. While these fillings are durable, they pose numerous health challenges, not to mention the negative impact on your smile. Today, most dental offices use composite fillings because they offer multiple benefits over their traditional counterparts. Some include:
Want to win the battle against cavities in Alpharetta, GA? Regular cleaning of teeth is crucial, but you need the help of a dentist when cavities make their way into your mouth. Please dial (770) 343-4052 to book an appointment with Bella Hanono Family Dentistry for tooth-colored fillings.