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Dental Fillings in Dunedin

Dental fillings are among the most common dental procedures, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be applied with top-level care. At Bayshore Family Dental, we use state-of-the-art technology to apply composite fillings efficiently and safely. Get the care your teeth deserve to stop tooth decay from spreading and keep your beautiful, healthy smile.

Are Dental Fillings Right For Me?

Dental fillings are a composite material that’s used to restore damage caused by cavities or tooth decay. Your dentist removes buildups of plaque and prepares the enamel to bond to the filling then applies the pliable resin to your teeth. After adjusting the shape and shade to match your teeth, the resin is quickly hardened using a curing light to cement the bonding.

Tooth fillings might be right for you if you experience early symptoms of tooth decay:

  • General tooth pain
  • Increased teeth sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink
  • A small hole in a tooth is visible or can be felt

During your appointment, you’ll receive a thorough examination to determine how deep the tooth has decayed. If the tooth has been damaged past the surface enamel, root canal therapy or a dental crown might be suggested.

Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings

Dentists use a variety of materials for dental fillings. The choice we prefer and recommend for our patients are composite resin fillings. These tooth colored fillings are matched to the shade of your teeth to become unnoticeable. The material bonds directly to existing enamel for a strong, long-lasting solution. Best of all, composite dental fillings don’t take long to apply. Most patients can expect to have their cavities filled and restored within an hour during a single visit.

Caring and Maintaining Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are resilient, but it is possible to damage them. With simple at-home care, you can prolong your fillings for many years of protection against tooth decay and bacteria.

  • Practice daily oral hygiene, brushing twice and flossing once a day
  • Avoid sugary or acidic food and drinks
  • Avoid or quit smoking cigarettes or excess alcohol use
  • Avoid chewing ice or habitual pen or fingernail biting

Visit Bayshore Family Dental for a Healthy Smile

Fillings are a quick, effective way to stop tooth decay and protect your natural teeth. If you have tooth pain or sensitivity, visit a team you can trust to give you the best in modern dental care. Schedule your next appointment with Bayshore Family Dental.

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