Strong, stain-resistant and long-lasting
It is important to treat cavities with dental fillings before worse health problems, such as gum disease, tooth rot, or abscesses, occur.
Cavities are caused when bacteria and tooth decay erode teeth, creating damaged enamel that needs to be filled. They can be caused when teeth aren’t cleaned properly or regularly, leaving sugar for bacteria to feed on. The bacteria then produce acid plaque that erodes the tooth, creating the cavity.
Symptoms of Cavities
Common symptoms of cavities include toothaches and tooth sensitivity. If you feel pain in your mouth or sore as you chew or speak, it may be because of a cavity. Though many people are afraid of getting cavities filled, it’s a common procedure that’s relatively painless. Make sure you’re going to the dentist regularly to check on your dental health. Our dentists in Mission Viejo can treat cavities and prevent future problems.
Natural, Durable White Fillings
Silver fillings can look dated or can be aesthetically unpleasing. If you want to change them out for white fillings, the team of dentists at New Generation Dentistry is happy to discuss your options with you to accommodate your needs.
White fillings are made from a composite resin and will be matched to the color of your natural teeth. If you are worried about the integrity of the filling, be assured that white fillings are strong, stain-resistant and will last just as long as amalgam fillings.
Dental Filling Process
Depending on how severe the cavity is, the dentist may use an anesthetic, so you don’t feel any pain. Then, the dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and remove any plaque. Finally, they will fill the area with the filling and buff the surface. After you get your fillings, you still need to maintain your teeth by brushing and flossing. At New Generation Dentistry in Mission Viejo, we believe educating our patients about dental hygiene is one of the most important parts of dental health.
Updated for 2018.