Natural-Looking Composite Dental Fillings to Restore Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a common chronic health condition, but fortunately it can be remedied with dental fillings as a part of restorative dentistry. Norwood Family Dental relies on high-quality materials, the latest technology, and advanced techniques to create long-lasting restorations for our patients. We use tooth-colored fillings as restorations for patients with tooth decay, or chipped or crack teeth. You may need a filling if you experience tooth sensitivity, as that may indicate decay or fracture.
We are excited to be able to restore decayed teeth to their optimal appearance and function with fillings, inlays, and onlays. At Norwood Family Dental, we use dental fillings to help adult and pediatric patients preserve their healthy, beautiful teeth and avoid additional damage.
If you need a comprehensive oral examination and dental cleaning, come to Norwood Family Dental in Paris, Texas. Call us at (903) 500-8002 today to schedule your checkup and find out whether fillings are right for you.
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The Dental Filling Process
Dental fillings are used to fill a hole (cavity) that formed from tooth decay or trauma. The process contains the following basic steps:
- Dr. Norwood isolates the tooth from saliva to keep it dry.
- Any dental decay is removed.
- An etchant and a bonding agent are applied, followed by the composite resin.
- A special light is used to harden each layer of composite resin material.
- After the tooth is filled, the composite resin is shaped to resemble a real tooth.
- Finally, the restoration is smoothed and polished to accommodate your bite.
If your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond the point of a dental filling being appropriate treatment, an inlay or onlay may be recommended, instead. These dental prosthetics are crafted at a dental lab and cemented to the inside cusp tips of the tooth. Onlays cover the top of chewing surfaces.