At Plaza Family Dental in Peoria, AZ, our team knows that dental fillings can not only restore a patient’s oral health but they can also rejuvenate the look of a damaged tooth, as well.
How can dental fillings benefit my smile?
When a tooth is damaged by decay, it creates a hole or cavity that can trap bacteria and food particles. This can lead to further decay, which can eventually cause the tooth to become infected or even require extraction. By filling the cavity, we can prevent further decay and protect the tooth from future damage.
Dental fillings can also improve the appearance of your tooth. When damaged by decay or trauma, a tooth can become discolored, chipped, or cracked. A filling can restore the shape and color of the tooth, making it look as good as new. This can positively impact your self-esteem, confidence, and overall oral health.
Another benefit of dental fillings is that they are a relatively simple and non-invasive procedure that can usually be completed in one appointment. The procedure involves removing the damaged part of the tooth and filling the cavity with a durable material, such as composite resin or amalgam. The result is a strong and long-lasting restoration that can withstand normal wear and tear.
Furthermore, these restorations can help alleviate tooth sensitivity. When a tooth is damaged, it can become sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. This can cause discomfort and pain when eating or drinking. By filling the cavity, we can restore the tooth's protective layer and reduce sensitivity, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without discomfort.
Lastly, fillings can save you money in the long run. By preventing further decay and protecting the tooth from future damage, fillings can help you avoid more expensive dental procedures down the line. They are a cost-effective way to restore your teeth and maintain your oral health.
In short, dental fillings are a beneficial and effective way to protect your smile. Call us today if you suspect you may require a filling or have any questions about this restorative service!