Boca Raton Dentist Fillings
Dental fillings are sometimes required to fix teeth or to smooth the surface of teeth. A filling restores the look and function of the tooth. They are commonly used to repair cavities by our Boca Raton dentist at Rowen Dentistry. A Rowen dentist in Boca Raton will evaluate the amount of decay on the affected tooth and prepare it for filling by removing the damaged area. There are several options available today for fillings at our Boca Raton Dentistry office.
Our Boca Raton dentists can make suggestions as to what fillings would be appropriate for you based on your history and preference. Amalgam fillings are the traditional silver caps used to fill cavities and decay on the molars. Composite fillings are more natural looking but cannot take as much wear as amalgam fillings. Of all the options, amalgam fillings are the least expensive and only require one visit to our Boca Raton dentist office. They are also the most durable and can last over ten years. However, some people may be concerned about the mercury content in amalgam fillings, even though it is considered safe by the FDA and WHO. Others may be concerned about the silver color.
Dentistry in Boca Raton - Fillings
Boca Ration Rowen Dentistry can also fill a tooth with either glass or resin ionomers. While these fillers are tooth colored, they cannot be subjected to force such as chewing and are typically used to repair wear between the teeth. Talk to our dentist located in Boca Raton office about what is right for you.
To fill the tooth, our Boca Raton dentist will first numb the area and then remove any decayed tissue. Rowen dentist can use a laser or drill to remove the decayed area, depending on how comfortable the patient is. The tooth will then be cleaned to prepare it for the filling. An amalgam filling will simply be polished after being placed, while a composite filling requires a special light to set it in place. Getting a tooth filled may seem like a scary process, however, our Boca Raton dentistry practice strives to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Last Updated (Friday, 23 October 2009 13:15)