What Are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a treatment modality designed to restore the integrity and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma. By filling the tooth, we can stop the decay from progressing, prevent further damage, and restore the tooth’s form and function. Dental fillings are crafted from various materials, including composite resin, amalgam, gold, or porcelain, each offering unique benefits. At Magical Smiles, our emphasis is on delivering a solution that not only takes care of the health aspect but also ensures a natural, confident smile.
Why Dental Fillings Are Necessary
The primary reason for a dental filling is to treat cavities, which are small holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. When plaque builds up on the tooth surface, the bacteria produce acids that can erode tooth enamel, leading to cavities.
Other reasons for dental fillings include:
- Repairing Damaged Teeth: Teeth that have been chipped, broken, or worn down from nail-biting or teeth grinding may be repaired with dental fillings.
- Replacing Old, Failed Fillings: Over time, dental fillings can break down or fall out, needing a replacement to maintain oral health.
The Dental Filling Proceess
The process of placing a dental filling usually takes one appointment at our office. After numbing the area, Dr. Sharma will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material of your choice.
Once the filling is in place, it’s polished and shaped to match the rest of the tooth, ensuring a natural feel and appearance. The result is a healthy tooth, free from decay, and a fully restored, functional, and aesthetic smile.
Pricing and Insurance for Dental Fillings
At Magical Smiles, we believe that quality dental care should be affordable and accessible to all. Therefore, we work with a range of insurance providers and offer flexible payment options for those without insurance coverage. Our team is experienced in handling insurance claims and can help you understand your dental benefits and manage any out-of-pocket expenses.