Dental fillings literally fill in the spaces left behind in your teeth after the removal of decay. The straightforward treatment strengthens your tooth and prevents infection and decay from re-entering the treatment area. If you are planning to have one or more cavities treated at our Clinton, MS, dental practice, Dr. Ryan Tracy can mold your fillings to match the surrounding tooth structure. Dr. Tracy offers a wide range of dental treatments for patients in Clinton and nearby Jackson and Brandon, MS.
What Can Dental Fillings Do For Me?
Designed to restore strength and structure to teeth after restorative treatments, fillings are comprised of tooth-colored composite resin or a mixture of metals. Patients who have fillings placed at our Clinton dental practice benefit from:
- Lower sensitivity: As cavities eat away at the protective layer of enamel, patients can suffer from increased sensitivity to changes in pressure and temperature. Following the removal of decay and the placement of dental fillings, patients usually find that their teeth are much less sensitive. As a result, they can resume enjoying their favorite foods.
- Restored oral health: Cavities are a serious and potentially dangerous dental problem. Left untreated, decay can continue to spread to the tooth’s inner pulp. Once bacteria reach the sensitive inner pulp, root canal therapy or tooth extraction may be necessary. Fillings can protect your tooth and keep your smile healthy.
- Natural-looking results: Dr. Tracy will ensure that your fillings do not undermine the appearance of your smile. Composite resin can be shade-matched to blend in with your teeth. The resin even matches the natural luster and shine of enamel.
- Prevention of dental problems: Dental fillings, which are highly affordable, protect your tooth from further decay, which can save you time and money in the long-term.
When Are Dental Fillings Needed?
Dental fillings are commonly used to restore teeth following the removal of decay. If you have an upcoming cavity treatment scheduled at our Clinton dental practice, Dr. Tracy will likely place fillings during that same visit. Some of our Clinton patients seek tooth-colored fillings as a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Dental fillings are an affordable and effective treatment that protects teeth from further decay.
What to Expect during Your Appointment
After removing the decayed tissue from your tooth, Dr. Tracy will thoroughly clean the treatment area. A special etching liquid may be used to prepare the surface and make it easier for the filling to adhere to the enamel. Once your tooth is ready, the dental fillings will be artfully placed to fill in the cavity. If you are receiving composite resin fillings, a special light may be used to quickly harden the material. Once the fillings hardened, Dr. Tracy will ensure that the material does not interfere with your bite.
Schedule Your Dental Fillings Treatment Today
Dental fillings are an affordable and effective treatment that protects teeth from further decay. No matter your dental needs, our staff is willing to work with you to find the right solution that meets your needs and budget. To schedule your dental fillings procedure, please contact our office online or call (601) 924-0779.