Every year, millions of individuals undergo dental filling procedures to restore the integrity of teeth affected by decay or damage. This vital dental procedure plays a crucial role in oral health by preventing additional tooth decay, alleviating pain, and making teeth stronger and healthier.
Dental fillings are a common treatment for restoring teeth that have suffered decay or damage. Fillings are installed into cavities, the hollow openings that develop due to decay, and sealed off to prevent further harm to the tooth. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is generally painless. A filling strengthens a tooth, restores its shape, and aids in its normal function such as chewing and speaking.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us at Pearl Street Dental, as they can indicate the presence of a cavity.
Several factors could influence the type of dental filling suitable for you. This includes the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and cost considerations. Your dentist can help you decide the best options for your oral health and aesthetic objectives.
At Pearl Street Dental, we use bio-compatible restorative materials that have a minimal effect on the body, and that mimic the true beauty of natural teeth. We feel it is also important to decontaminate the tooth surfaces, and lasers do this better than a drill. The clean laser-textured surface is ideal to bond the filling to the tooth. These natural tooth-colored restorations can add strength and years of predictable service and truly restore a person’s oral form and function.
If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, or have lost a filling, it is essential to consult with your dentist to determine if a filling or other treatment may be necessary. At Pearl Street Dental, our top priority is to provide the Boulder community with comprehensive dental care tailored to each patient’s needs. If you’re looking for an experienced Boulder dentist, who provides care in a comfortable and stress-free environment, give us a call. We would be happy to schedule your appointment or supply you with more information about dental fillings or other dental concerns.