Dental fillings are one of the ways dentists treat dental cavities. At Brunswick Smiles Family Dentistry, the health and appearance of your smile are important to us, so we only use high-grade, mercury-free fillings on your teeth.
When you go to the dentist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for you if you have cavities that need to be filled. If your dentist decides that a filling is right for you, then they will remove the decayed part of the tooth, clean the area, and fill the area. At Brunswick Smiles Family Dentistry, the area is filled with a mercury-free, tooth-colored filling for a healthy and natural appearance for patients living in or near the 08852 area.
If your dentist determines that a filling is right for you, then you may be given local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. Then, a drill will be used to remove the decayed area. Your dentist will examine and test the area to make sure the entirety of the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will clean the cavity of any bacteria or debris. For tooth-colored fillings, the more visually appealing and safer option for fillings, the dentist will apply the mixture layer by layer. A dental light is used to cure or harden each layer. After the filling has been inserted, your dentist will usually finish and polish it.
Most people are used to seeing the silver amalgam fillings, which consist of mercury, silver, and other metals. Because they are easily spotted and contain mercury, a substance that poses a hazard to those with certain allergies. Brunswick Smiles Family Dentistry offers different filling materials. Our most popular filling, made of composite resin, is tooth-colored, natural-looking, and mercury-free. Porcelain and gold fillings are also available. If you have previously had a silver amalgam filling and wish to change it, contact our office today.