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Fillings

Is a cavity causing you never-ending pain?

Depending on the decay, a treatment plan is likely needed. If the tooth is still structurally sound and a filling is the best course of treatment, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and filled with a composite resin material or a traditional silver amalgam material. Teeth that have been cracked, broken or worn from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding) can also be filled.

Many materials are used to create fillings. They can be constructed from gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or glass materials called composite resin fillings.

Caring for your fillings

Follow good oral hygiene habits to maintain your fillings, and be sure to schedule regular cleanings. Brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once daily. If you suspect a filling might be cracked, schedule an X-ray to assess the situation. Symptoms of a cracked filling;

  • your tooth is extremely sensitive
  • you feel a sharp edge
  • you notice a crack in the filling
  • a piece of the filling is missing

Call the Riverview Dental today at 860.423.5518 for immediate care or to schedule an appointmen