Dental fillings are among the most common types of dental work that are carried out. At Pro Edge Dental, we’ve handled countless patient problems that have required fillings. The process of filling a tooth is all about restoring and strengthening it. When a tooth’s structure or integrity is weakened or damaged, a filling is inserted to keep it strong. The filling essentially replaces the missing structure in the tooth, preventing future problems. There are a variety of reasons to get a filling and a variety of materials that can be used.
Tooth decay is the most common root cause of the structural damage to the tooth, and it is decay that creates the need for fillings. The tooth decay eventually creates a cavity that needs to be filled. However, this is not the only reason why you might need a filling. Sometimes, tooth fractures can also be fixed with fillings. Filling can also be used to treat tooth discoloration, and many filling procedures that are carried out each day are done to replace old fillings that have been in place for years.
Silver fillings are more accurately known as amalgam fillings because they’re made up of a composite of materials, including silver, mercury and tin. However, they are silver in appearance, and these are very common. There are alternatives to these types of fillings, but they are still used because they are strong and can last for a long time without needing to be replaced. They’re cost-effective as well, which can be very important, but some people choose to get them replaced because they don’t like the silver appearance.
Tooth-colored fillings are seen as better options by many people who see appearance as the most important factor in this whole process. Because these fillings, as the name suggests, are the same color as your teeth, they are almost impossible to spot. They blend in and give a natural look to your teeth. The fit is often tighter and superior as well. Tooth-colored fillings use resin onlays, which makes the fit as tight and close as it can be. These fillings are often healthier for your gums as well, since they don’t require gum line placement.
Filling replacements are pretty common. If you’ve had a filling for a long time and it’s started to cause you problems, then it’s best to simply have it removed and replaced. This is an easy process, and we can get it done for you without any problems. The old filling is removed, and any additional decay that is found can then be treated. Then an impression of the tooth is made, and a new filling can be created and later fitted. Lots of people are now choosing to have their old silver fillings replaced with brand new tooth-colored fillings.
We strongly believe that the best quality dental care should be available to everyone, and that it shouldn’t come at a high price. That’s why we make sure that all our dental fillings in South Jordan and Layton, Utah, are priced in an affordable way. You will be able to find a price point that is right for you, without sacrificing quality. All of the care we offer is the very best, and our professional dentists will always strive to get the very best results and outcomes for you when you pay us a visit.
After your visit with Drs. Kip Jones, Chad Wagstaff and Doug White, your problems will be fixed and we’re sure that you won’t have any more problems with your filling for a long time to come. Your teeth will be restored, and you will be able to use them without worrying about any cavities or decay causing you problems. That peace of mind is something that really is priceless, and we love to provide our patients with it. Your teeth will be better protected and stronger than they were when you walked through our doors. They will also look the way you want them to, which is equally important.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 801-874-1000 about a problem with an existing filling or any concern you may have regarding your teeth. When you visit our practice, our dentists will be able to assess your problem and decide what the best route forward is. If you do need a filling, we’ll discuss the options with you and find a solution that works for you.