Fillings

Fillings

Fillings At Modern Dental Care

When people visit the dentist for a routine exam and cleaning, they hope no cavities are found. Cavities or “dental caries”, are small holes that develop in teeth as a result of tooth decay. Since cavities result in permanent damage to the surface of your teeth, they require restoration through fillings.

If an examination by our dentist results in finding a cavity, it must be treated as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Modern Dental Care is prepared to identify any potential cavities during your exam.

How Do Fillings Work?

Once a cavity is identified by our dentists, the part of the tooth that has suffered decay is removed. We will numb the surrounding area of the affected tooth and use a dental instrument to remove the decayed material.

After removing the decay, your dentist will clean the cavity and apply the filling material afterward. Then the filling will be shaped to create a seamless result and the tooth will be polished. This should complete the tooth restoration.

How to Prevent Cavities and Fillings

Fillings are an essential part in restoring oral health to teeth that have decayed as a result of dental caries. There are ways to avoid dental cavities and fillings, thankfully.

  • Practice consistent oral health habits, including regular and thorough brushing and flossing
  • Schedule routine visits for your examinations and cleanings
  • Limit sugary foods and drinks

In addition to tooth decay, you may also require fillings for cracked or worn teeth. Addressing habits such as nail-biting, ice-chewing, or grinding of teeth is essential.

If the dentist finds you need a filling, do not worry. Though dental fillings may seem stressful, they play an important role in the restoration and maintenance of good oral health. Thankfully, Modern Dental Care provides fillings as part of your general dental care. Ready to make your appointment? Call us today.

Our dentist is ready to provide professional fillings and restoration treatments. We are accepting new patients and are available to book appointments for your oral health needs.

Contact Modern Dental Care for information about fillings near you.

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