Learn more about dental fillings before your upcoming treatment.
Many people, at some point or another, will be faced with a dental cavity. If this is you at the moment then chances are pretty good that you have talked to our Easton, MD dentist, Dr. Kristine Houck Morris, about dental fillings and how they can restore your tooth. Of course, you may still have questions about cosmetic fillings, which we hope we can address for you right now!
Cosmetic fillings are used to repair a tooth that has sustained minor damage. In most cases, our Easton general dentist will recommend a cosmetic filling to treat a dental cavity. Of course, there are also aesthetic instances in which this same dental resin used to fill a cavity can also improve the color, shape or length of a tooth. When this treatment is performed for purely cosmetic reasons it is known as dental bonding. Dental bonding is great if you want to cover worn teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, discolored or malformed teeth, as well as close up gaps between two teeth.
Of course, in this case we are talking about the cosmetic filling you will get if you have a cavity. While fillings can be made from a variety of different materials like porcelain or metal, cosmetic fillings are made from tooth-colored materials so that they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Don’t worry; no one will be able to tell that you have dental fillings.
Before we remove the decaying portions of the tooth we will need to numb the area prior to treating it. This will ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure. Once the injection has taken effect we will remove damaged enamel, and once the decay has been removed it’s time for the cosmetic filling to do its job.
When it comes to tooth-colored fillings, the resin we use is completely moldable, so as we apply it to the surface of the tooth it is easy to shape and contour to achieve the perfect look. Once the filling has been placed and shaped we will harden it with a dental laser and then polish it, so that it shines just like the rest of your tooth.
Getting a cosmetic filling in Easton, MD is a simple and easy procedure. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Houck Morris today if you have any questions about an upcoming dental treatment or the dental services we offer. We are here to serve your smile!