Cavities are tooth decay that occur from a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Over time, they can permanently damage your teeth without treatment. Hamid Madani, DMD, knows how quickly a cavity can eat away at your tooth enamel. That’s why he offers several types of dental fillings at Comfort Dental Mason in Mason, Ohio. This dental restoration protects and restores the size and shape of your tooth if you have a cavity. To find out which type of dental filling is right for you, call Comfort Dental Mason, or book an appointment online today.
A cavity occurs when a buildup of plaque and bacteria start eating away at your tooth enamel. To stop this decay from spreading, Dr. Madani must remove the entire decayed portion of your tooth.
Once completed, Dr. Madani can rebuild and strengthen it with a dental filling.
There are many types of filling materials, depending on the severity and location of your cavity. Some of the most common filling types include:
Metal fillings are the most traditional types of fillings. They’re strong and durable but don’t blend in with the color of your teeth, so they may look obvious when you open your mouth. Metal fillings can withstand the force of your bite, so they’re most commonly placed in the back of your mouth.
Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite materials that blend in with the natural color of your teeth. While durable, they aren’t as strong as metal fillings. If you have a cavity or chip toward the front of your mouth, a tooth-colored filling can seamlessly repair the damage.
Dr. Madani can typically tell you need a filling during your routine dental exam. Along with examining your teeth, he uses digital X-rays to examine portions of your teeth and gums that have excess decay.
Once he determines the extent of your decay, Dr. Madani can determine the right type of filling for your cavity.
After examining your teeth and determining the right type of filling, Dr. Madani removes the decayed portion of your tooth. This prevents the cavity from spreading and destroying any more of your natural tooth structure.
Once your tooth is clean, disinfected, and free of decay, Dr. Madani rebuilds the structure of your tooth with the filling material of your choice. Depending on the material chosen, he may harden it with a special curing light.
Dental fillings restore damaged teeth to their natural shape and size. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Madani, call Comfort Dental Mason, or book a visit online today.