At the first sign of a cavity or tooth damage, it’s important to seek prompt treatment. At Marvel Dental in Clifton, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Anna Gazu, DMD, and her expert staff offer tooth-colored fillings to repair minor damage and reduce the risk of more serious dental problems. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to determine if you’re a good candidate for fillings.
Dental fillings are made of special dental materials, such as porcelain and composite resins. They can repair and protect teeth if you have a cavity, hole, or crack in them. Getting a filling is a common, painless procedure.
Fillings are often beneficial if you have minor tooth decay, a hole in your tooth, a crack, or even a small chip. These dental restorations can prevent tooth decay or damage from worsening.
However, if you have moderate or severe tooth decay, Dr. Gazu might recommend a root canal or a crown, which is a cap-like restoration that fits over the top of your tooth.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for fillings, Dr. Gazu might take dental X-rays. She examines your teeth and gums and asks about your oral health history, symptoms, and desired outcome.
Signs you might need a filling include tooth pain, discoloration, a pit in your tooth, and other types of tooth damage. If a filling falls out, the Marvel Dental team can replace it.
During the process of getting a filling, Dr. Gazu numbs the treatment area as needed. She cleans your tooth and eliminates any decay before repairing it using specialized dental materials. When the filling hardens, you can resume normal activities.
The procedure is fast, painless, and produces long-lasting results.
To properly care for a new filling, practice good oral hygiene habits. Wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth, don’t chew on hard objects, floss daily, and brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after meals. You should also eat plenty of vegetables and limit sweets and sugary drinks.
See the Marvel Dental staff every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams, and call the office if a filling becomes loose or falls off.
Don’t let minor tooth decay or damage lead to more serious dental problems. Schedule an appointment with the highly trained team at Marvel Dental by phone or online to find out if fillings are right for you.