Tooth fillings are a common dental treatment for people of all ages. If you need a filling, you may be wondering what they are, what they do, what the procedure is like, and if it will be painful. In this article, we give you an overview of tooth fillings so you know what to expect.
What Are Tooth Fillings?
A filling is a fairly standard procedure. Dentists use fillings to repair small areas of damage in otherwise healthy teeth. Fillings also repair cavities—holes in the surface of your tooth due to bacteria and acid. If you have a cavity, your dentist may recommend a filling to prevent further damage.
Why You Might Need Tooth Fillings
Dental cavities are areas of damage to the tooth that forms when plaque, a clear film of bacteria, and acids attack the outer layer (enamel) of your teeth. Cavities are common in children, teens, and adults.
You might also get a filling if you have worn out an old filling and need it replaced. Your dentist will recommend either silver amalgam (an alloy of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper), tooth-colored plastic (resin), or porcelain depending on your situation. Gold fillings are also an option but less common.
What Goes Into A Tooth Filling?
Composite resin: This material is made up of a combination of fine glass, plastic, and other ingredients. It’s also called a white filling.
Gold: Gold fillings are durable and can withstand the force of biting. They’re not commonly used because they’re expensive and require multiple dental visits.
Porcelain: These fillings are called inlays or onlays, and they’re custom-made in a laboratory to fit your tooth exactly. Porcelain fillings are also known as indirect fillings. For this type of filling, you’ll have to wait about two weeks for the laboratory to custom-make it for your tooth. Once it’s ready, the dentist will cement it into place during a second appointment to put the filling in your mouth. One advantage of porcelain is that it’s designed to match the color of your natural teeth, so it won’t stand out when you smile or talk.
Silver amalgam: This type of filling is less expensive than porcelain or gold and can be done in one visit because there’s no need for a lab to custom-make it for your tooth first. However, silver amalgams aren’t typically used in visible places such as the front teeth because they don’t match the color of natural teeth. They could make your smile look darker if you use this material in the front teeth.
What to Expect In a Tooth-Filling Procedure
Before your procedure begins, our dentist will give you an overview of the process to let you know what to expect. The dentist will then:
Numb your mouth so you don’t feel any pain and then use a drill (or laser) to remove all the decayed parts of your tooth.
Use filling material, such as gold or silver amalgam to refill the empty space.
Use an instrument that looks like a thick pen to shape and smooth out the filling so it matches your other teeth in appearance.
Are Tooth Fillings Painful?
Your dentist may administer a local anesthetic to the tooth. If this happens, you can expect some discomfort or a stinging sensation when the needle is administered. However, this will fade immediately as the area becomes numb. You should not feel any pain during the procedure.
Afterward, there may be some tenderness in your jaw and gums around the treated tooth. The level of discomfort depends on several factors, such as:
The size of the filling
It’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly (brush twice a day and floss once a day) to protect against cavities. Don’t brush too hard and use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Fillings Help Heal Cavities and Damaged Enamel
Fillings are just one of the ways that dentists can take care of cavities. Cavities occur when tooth enamel is damaged by tooth decay. While fillings can help fix this damage, the best option is to prevent damage from occurring. To do so, you should brush and floss twice a day and get regular dental checkups, which can help stop problems before they start.
If you do need a filling, don’t worry! Most fillings take one appointment and aren’t painful. Your dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic before the procedure. The dentist then polishes the area around your filling to ensure that it’s comfortable for eating and speaking.
Reach out to Dental Partners of Boston if you have any questions about fillings or need to schedule an appointment. We are pleased to help in any way we can.
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Finding the right dentist can make a huge difference in your oral health. Some dental practices do not have the training and experience needed to handle complex dental procedures. Patients with oral health history problems need to work with the best dental practice in Boston if you want to avoid critical problems with their oral […]
At Dental Partners of Boston, we are thankful we get to be your Boston implant dentist. All of us here are excited that November is upon us. We can’t wait for Thanksgiving to get here. Because, at least for us, we can’t wait to eat some of our favorite foods and enjoy some downtime with […]
At Dental Partners of Boston, we are your Boston dentist that offers a variety of different oral hygiene services.We can provide procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction. We know that many of our patients have questions about wisdom teeth removal and if this is a procedure that needs to be done for them. Many of […]
Tips for Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Boston
September 8, 2017
At Dental Partners of Boston, we provide cosmetic dentistry services along with many other kinds of dentistry. If you are new to the area, or maybe your old dentist isn’t working out for you, you might be wondering how you can find a great cosmetic dentist you can rely on. You can trust us to […]
The work specialty dentistry requirements are often needed to maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Patients dealing with tooth loss, jawbone problems, and other dental issues seek out treatment from a prosthodontist. What is a prosthodontist and how do they differ from a general dentist? Here are some things you need to know if […]
At Dental Partners of Boston, we provide a high quality range of services for each of our patients. We listen to their needs and do our best to provide individualized services. We offer adult orthodontics in Boston along with orthodontic services for teenagers and children. Reasons Why People Want Adult Braces Vary If you are […]
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? If you are one of the 30 to 40 million people with a fear of visiting the dentist, take heed! We provide sedation dentistry services to all of our Boston patients, and is designed to help you relax while receiving the dental care your teeth and gums need […]
Is it possible to have a tooth removed and new one placed in the same day? Dr. Guzman can make this happen with modern treatment methods allowing for teeth in a day. At Dental Partners of Boston, we care about long-term solutions to enhance our patients smiles. Our solutions are designed to bring you a […]
Dental Botox is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry where injections are made into various muscles around the mouth in order to improve your smile. This is done by relaxing frown lines or lowering top lips to cover more of your gums to avoid a “gummy smile”. This has transformed and improved cosmetic dentistry in […]
Dental Partners of Boston offers a variety of dental services as your Boston dentist. We have periodontal, orthodontics, and general dental health care services. Our staff is friendly and professional and will take the time to listen to your individual concerns and help you with your oral hygiene concerns. We also want to help our […]
When you look at your smile, are your gums neatly lining the crowns of your teeth? If they have started to pull back, you might be suffering from the early stages of gum recession, which is when the gum tissue recedes from the natural gum line. Caused by everything from aggressive brushing and certain medications […]
At Dental Partners of Boston, we do our best to give our patients tips on how to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the year. We want our patients to incorporate smart, safe practices related to their dental health in their day to day lives. This is the best way to have long-lasting, far-reaching positive oral […]
Dental Partners of Boston is committed to giving you the best dental implants in Boston. We also think it is important to educate our patients on different dental procedures and what the advantages and disadvantages of different methods are. When it comes to losing a tooth, there is often discomfort and even pain. This is […]
As your Boston dentist, we are committed to providing you with helpful information related to your oral hygiene. Dental Partners of Boston wants to give you timely, useful tips on how to maintain good oral health habits. One topic we are regularly asked about is that of which toothpaste to use. There are many different […]
We take pride in educating our patients on oral hygiene and the importance of maintaining good habits. Oral hygiene has far reaching impacts that go beyond just a healthy smile. There are many links between poor oral hygiene and other diseases and conditions. We want our patients to be educated on these links so that they […]
Sedation Dentistry Brings Comfort and Peace of Mind
April 26, 2017
If the thought of visiting the dentist sends a chill up your spine, you are not alone. Fear of visiting the dentist is common for 30 to 40 million Americans. At Dental Partners of Boston, we understand that dental anxiety and fear of dental treatment is a common problem. Sedation dentistry is one of the […]
Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments used to straighten teeth, but they do help with another issue, bad breath. The American Dental Association (ADA) conducted a survey and found that 50 percent of the US population has bad breath. The large majority of individuals with bad breath often find that bad breath […]
Fix The Wear & Tear Of Age By Fixing Your Two Front Teeth
April 4, 2017
Your smile speaks a thousand words and something as simple as your two front teeth being stained or misaligned can lead to several issues from self-esteem problems to stress. Visiting Dental Partners of Boston’s cosmetic dentists is the first step to take towards improving your smile. Your smiles speaks a thousand words and it is […]
Your teeth are a multi-layered structure, consisting of an inner pulp chamber, a soft dentin center, and a layer of protective, semi-porous dental enamel. Dental enamel is white, shiny, and incredibly hard. In fact, enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, consisting of 96% minerals. Unfortunately, enamel isn’t immune to damage, which is […]
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are a modern miracle. Capable of remaining strong and stable for a lifetime, dental implants are incredibly realistic and beautiful. Although dental implants were invented in the 1950’s by a orthopedic surgeon, the technology has continued to evolve, and modern implants are better than ever before. […]
Your smile sets the tone for every first impression that you make. With a great smile, people will remember you. With a bad smile, well, the results aren’t quite what you’d like. One of the most common complaints we hear about a smile is that teeth are crooked, and how great it’d be if those […]
Whether you’re looking for a new dental implant, or simply need to get your gums checked to ensure they’re as healthy as possible, it’s important that you make the best choice possible when visiting a periodontist in Boston. But what makes a periodontist qualified to handle the delicacy of your oral health? And more importantly, […]
Twice the Risk of Heart Disease If You Have Periodontal Disease
January 30, 2017
When it comes to waging the war on dental decay, brushing and flossing carefully isn’t just about maintaining a beautiful smile. As you eat and drink, food particles and sugars can collect on your teeth, creating a layer of plaque that can harden into tartar. These microscopic food particles feed oral bacteria, which create toxins […]
Are you looking for a way to improve your oral health? Recent research has shown that healthier teeth and gums might be your cup of tea—literally. According to a study that followed 940 Japanese men, the participants who drank at least one cup of green tea a day experienced a significant decrease of gum recession […]
The New Year is here, and you probably have a few resolutions you want to keep for 2017. Here at the Dental Partners of Boston, we want to encourage you to make one of your resolutions caring for your smile. In addition to helping you feel more confident about yourself, healthy, beautiful teeth have also […]