When you need a filling, it’s important to find a dentist who offers the best tooth fillings available. At RenovaSmiles in Manassas, Falls Church, and Woodbridge, Virginia, the team offers porcelain fillings that blend seamlessly with your tooth, protecting the beauty of your smile. The team also ensures you’re comfortable throughout the filling process and offers same-day treatment. To get the high-quality, comfortable filling you deserve, call the office nearest you or make an appointment online today.
Getting a filling doesn’t have to mean adding a piece of metal to your mouth for life. While many dentists still use gold and amalgam fillings, the team at RenovaSmiles decided they wanted a way to restore their patients’ teeth without marring their smiles, opting to use same-day porcelain fillings instead.
Also called ceramic fillings, custom-created porcelain fillings blend in perfectly with the tooth. That way, you get the strong, sturdy, pain-free tooth you need without any negative impact on your smile.
What’s more, porcelain fillings have a variety of applications. While there are other color-matching filling types — like composite, for example — they often can only fill smaller tooth restorations.
That’s a problem since the larger the filling, the more likely it is to be seen in your mouth. Not only can porcelain fillings treat larger cavities, but they’re also more durable than composite fillings.
A filling is a way to save your tooth. The filling stops damage and decay in its tracks. If your tooth suffers an injury and needs restoration to stay strong for chewing, a filling can help.
The most common application of fillings, though, is to stop tooth decay. Plaque and tartar can eat away at your tooth, eventually causing a cavity.
If that decay reaches the sensitive pulp in your tooth’s interior, you get tooth pain. And even when it doesn’t, the decay still compromises the structural integrity of your tooth.
To save your tooth from further damage, your RenovaSmiles dentist removes the damaged part of your tooth, cleans the area, and places the filling. This protects the treated part of your tooth and gives you a sturdy chewing surface.
What’s more, while some porcelain fillings require a wait time so the filling can be created and matched to your tooth, the RenovaSmiles team offers same-day fillings.
Proper oral care is important to help your filling last. Brush and floss daily and visit RenovaSmiles twice a year so your dentist can check your filling.
To learn more about your tooth filling options, call RenovaSmiles, or make your appointment online today.