Restorative, Painless Tooth Fillings for Oral Cavities and Tooth Damage
A tooth filling is a dental procedure used to treat tooth decay, tooth loss, and prevent tooth pain, infection, and further damage to your tooth. It also helps seal cavities or holes in the tooth. Providing dental fillings in Marshville, NC, is one of the most popular dental care procedures we offer our patients to fix the damage done by tooth decay and help teeth function properly.
Types of Fillings Offered by Your Marshville Dentist
Tooth-Colored Fillings for Cavities
Dr. Tran treats dental cavities using tooth-colored fillings (also called composite fillings), which are made of a mixture of quartz particles and composite resin. They are used to replace old fillings or spots compromised by tooth decay and are designed to match your natural tooth color.
The composite materials are strong, do not discolor over time, are aesthetically pleasing, and have similar expansion and contraction rates compared to your normal tooth structure. To quickly stop decay and prevent the loss of your tooth structure, it is important to detect cavities early. When cavities are detected early, it limits the amount of filling material needed to fill your tooth.
Our dentist will numb the tooth area by applying a local anesthetic to prevent pain. However, if the filling is only needed on the tooth surface, you may not need an anesthetic.
Bonding is a cosmetic treatment that also uses a tooth-colored resin material to improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Trans uses dental bonding in Marshville, NC, to restore damaged teeth and fill in gaps. Dental bonding is one of the quickest and most affordable dental procedures used to repair chipped teeth, close gaps, and change the shape or color of your tooth.
Unlike other cosmetic treatments such as dental veneers, dental bonding doesn’t require many appointments. It can be done in a single visit and is entirely reversible. The procedure is termed “bonding” because the resin material bonds to the tooth.
Restorative treatments such as dental fillings and bonding help restore the youthful appearance of your teeth while protecting you against some major dental issues. Contact your dentist in Marshville, NC to schedule an appointment.