Exceptional Tooth Filling Services at State Valley Dental, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Protect and restore your smile with expert tooth filling services at State Valley Dental, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Our dedicated team prioritizes your comfort and oral health, using advanced techniques and high-quality materials to provide durable, aesthetically pleasing fillings.
What is a Tooth Filling?
A tooth filling is a common dental procedure used to restore the integrity and function of a tooth damaged by decay or fracture. The dentist removes the decayed or damaged area, cleans the tooth, and fills the cavity with a filling material, preventing further decay and strengthening the tooth.
Signs You Might Need a Tooth Filling
Regular dental check-ups are crucial for detecting cavities early, but you should also watch for signs such as:
- Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks
- Persistent toothache or pain
- Visible holes or pits in your teeth
- Pain when you bite down
- Dark spots on your teeth
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to visit State Valley Dental for a comprehensive examination.
Types of Tooth Fillings
We offer a variety of filling materials to best suit your specific needs:
Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resin fillings, or white fillings, are popular due to their ability to match the color of your natural teeth. They bond directly to the tooth, providing additional support and require less removal of the tooth structure.
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are durable and resistant to wear, making them suitable for back teeth with heavy chewing loads.
Gold fillings are durable and don’t corrode. However, they require more than one visit to place and are more expensive than other materials.
What to Expect During Your Tooth Filling Procedure
A tooth filling procedure is straightforward and usually completed in one visit:
Your dentist will use a small mirror and other dental tools to examine the surfaces of your teeth. X-rays may be taken to view the extent of the decay.
To ensure your comfort, local anesthesia will be applied to numb the area around the tooth.
Once the area is numb, the decayed material will be removed, and the area will be thoroughly cleaned.
The cleaned-out cavity will be filled with the chosen filling material, shaping it to match the contour of the tooth.
Caring for Your Filled Tooth
After a filling, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, to prolong the life of your filling and ensure overall oral health.
Choose State Valley Dental for Your Tooth Filling Needs
At State Valley Dental in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, we prioritize patient comfort and care, ensuring a positive experience for each tooth filling procedure. Our team’s expertise and our commitment to using high-quality materials make us the top choice for tooth filling services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!