Fillings in Newark, CA

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Fillings are used to restore and repair the tooth’s surface that has been harmed by fracture, decay, or wear. Book an appointment with Newark Family Dental and meet our dentists for high-quality fillings.

Moreover, a tooth filling is a material used by the dentist to heal a tooth that contains a cavity. With fillings, you can easy to recover the tooth’s shape, function, and appearance.

Repairing tooth decay is necessary. Otherwise it can cause an infection that can spread to other parts of the body, weaken your immune system, and can increase the risk of heart disease. With good oral hygiene and proper care, you can add strength to your teeth and ensure the lifespan of a cavity filling from 5-12 years. Rest, the duration of this filling depends upon the quality material used in the treatment.

What are the Different Types of Tooth Fillings Materials?

Here are the different types of materials used to hide a decayed hole.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

Silver Amalgam Fillings include more quantity of silver with a combination of other minerals, such as copper, tin, zinc, and mercury. Silver fillings are preferred by most patients due to affordability, malleability, sturdiness, and long-lasting facility.

Ceramic Fillings

Ceramic Fillings are made of durable porcelain material that gives you a cosmetic appeal. However, the cost of ceramic fillings can more than other fillings.

Composite Fillings

The material used in composite fillings is resin and plastic. Composite fillings are the common option due to the customization option, and these fillings are suitable enough to match the patient's existing teeth color.

Glass Ionomer Fillings

Glass Ionomer Fillings are composed of acrylic and glass. They are ideal for children whose teeth are developing. They aim to produce fluoride into the tooth and prevent the tooth from decay.

What to Expect from Dental Fillings?

A professional dentist will conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, supporting bone structure, and gums. You can ask questions to your dentist before taking a treatment for dental filling. If you are ready for fillings, you can expect the following steps:

  • Apply local anesthesia to the affected mouth area.
  • Prepare your tooth using a hand-held instrument that may be used to remove the damaged or decayed tooth surface.
  • Clean the prepared tooth to eliminate bacteria and debris.
  • A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth and keep it clean.
  • Choose the dental filling material as per the need of the tooth’s placement, the damaged area’s location, and the degree of damage that happens with the tooth’s surface.
  • Apply filling material and adhesives to the arranged area and give it a shape to achieve the natural look and feel of a tooth
  • Place a hand-held light where the filling material is used to harden the restored surface of your tooth.