Restore a healthy smile with lasting dental fillings—call Firefly Family Dentistry today!
Almost every adult will experience tooth decay in life, but dental fillings present an excellent solution. Professionals like Firefly Family Dentistry aim to relieve the pain of a cavity using these fillings to restore full function to the teeth. It is also an excellent way to shore up oral hygiene through to old age.
Read on to learn more about how fillings work and what to expect from the process.
About Dental Fillings
Untreated cavities and tartar can lead to significant oral infections, tooth loss, and general oral health risks. Fillings are a comfortable and simple way to combat dental issues and preserve the teeth long-term. Dr. Matthew Sandberg, DMD, provides many options for fillings, including:
- composite, and
- tooth-colored dental fillings.
Fillings function like caps or insertions placed over broken or gapped portions of teeth. Firefly Family Dentistry uses this straightforward, pain-free process to fill cavities and ensure stronger insertions. The results sometimes exceed the durability of natural teeth.
Dr. Sandberg can place a dental filling in just one visit to our Wauwatosa dental offices. Small surface cavities do not require local anesthetic for most cases, but we prioritize comfort above all else. If you request anesthetics, we are open to discussing the options.
The first part of the filling process is to remove bacteria and decay from the tooth, cleaning it for restoration. After placing the restoration, Dr. Sandberg will check how the rest of the teeth fit with the new filling for comfort and aesthetics. You may notice slight sensitivity in the location of the filling, but that will dissipate in the days that follow.
Types of Fillings On Offer at Firefly Family Dentistry
Dental fillings represent the latest in dental innovation, with many options available.
These composite resin restorations are popular due to how well they blend in with natural teeth. They are hardly noticeable, and we chemically bond these tooth-colored composites to add strength.
Highly durable amalgam fillings last an entire life with the proper upkeep. You may know these fillings already, as they are the dark metal types that most people received without option over the last fifty years. While modern options can do better than the silvery-metallic appearance, amalgam options are tried and true and will protect the teeth for years to come.
Care and Longevity
Despite technological innovations, dental fillings do not last a lifetime. Patients can expect about five to 15 years, depending on the type. Luckily, caring for fillings is as easy as for natural teeth—brushing and flossing daily, and biannual checkups and cleanings.
Affordable Tooth Filling with Firefly Family Dentistry
Dr. Sandberg and the team at Firefly Family Dentistry support these types of restorative dentistry treatments with decades of success behind them.
Call Firefly Family Dentistry at (414) 348-4246 today or sign up for a general check or dental fillings appointment using the handy scheduling tool on our website.