Dental restorations such as dental fillings can help fill cracks in your teeth and treat tooth decay.
Structural defects in your teeth such as cracks or chipping could be unappealing and affect their function. Your Milwaukee, WI, dentists of The Dentists South Shore can help you restore your smile's function and appearance with dental fillings.
What Are Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are the most popular tooth restoration. It's a multi-functional restoration to repair minor damage to your tooth. Damage to your tooth from accidents such as cracks and chipping might benefit from restoration with a tooth filling. Dental fillings could also be part of your treatment for tooth decay. After removing the damaged part of your tooth, your Milwaukee, WI, dentist can strengthen your tooth with dental fillings.
Dental fillings can be made from silver amalgam, porcelain, glass ionomer, composite resin, or gold. Our dental team can fit you with tooth-colored resin fillings. They match the fillings to your natural tooth color making them unnoticeable.
Getting Dental Fillings
The procedure for getting dental fillings isn't as painful as you think because your dentist will give you an anesthetic first. Next, they will examine the target tooth. Using a special tool, they'll remove the damaged area of your tooth. Your dentist might proceed to use an acid gel to eliminate bacterial buildup in your teeth. After preparing and isolating your target tooth, your dentist will begin to bond the dental filling. If you're getting composite resin fillings, your dentist will treat the tooth with a special UV light. At the end of your procedure, your dentist will polish your tooth for a natural sheen. Now that you've gotten your dental fillings, you'll need to follow up with proper oral hygiene and dental practices.
There's hope for your damaged tooth with tooth fillings. Call (414) 483-1600 or (414) 877-0840 to schedule your appointment with your Milwaukee, WI, dentists at The Dentists South Shore to learn more.