Cavities are one of the most common dental problems when it comes to oral health; and you may have a few cavities hiding your mouth right now that you are not even aware of!
If you delay treating cavities it will lead to dreaded tooth pain, decay, and may end up causing you to have to do lengthy dental procedures. You want to stop the problem at its’ root before it becomes unmanageable – and the easiest way you can do that is getting a tooth filling.
Why would I need a filling?
Cavities are made up of bacteria that live in our mouths. Growing and multiplying in our teeth, the bacteria thrive on sugar and produce an acid which easily rots your teeth.
If a cavity is left untreated, the bacteria will eat away at the protective layers of a tooth until you begin feeling sensitivity and eventual pain. The reason for the pain is because the bacteria wears down your teeth to the point where it reaches your nerves, causing an infection and a constant, throbbing ache.
This is why you need to take care of your cavity problem using a filling.
A filling (also known as an In-lay or On-lay) is the easiest solution to stop your cavities from multiplying and getting to the point of becoming unbearably painful. Early treatment will help you avoid major dental procedures like a tooth extraction or root canal.
By gently removing and cleaning the cavity from your tooth, the dental team at Sbenati Dentistry stops the pain and stops the cavity from further breaking down your teeth. Once the area has been cleaned, a filling is used to fill the damaged area and restore your teeth to their natural strength.
What are Porcelain Fillings?
If you think “fillings” and your mind wanders to a mouth filled with shiny silver – you can rest comfortably knowing that dentistry has come a long way to provide more natural looking fillings.
Porcelain Fillings are now one of the most used treatments to help restore broken or decayed teeth caused by cavities.
At Sbenati Dentistry, we use porcelain fillings to match the colour of your teeth to fill those damaged areas. What this means for you is that your fillings are unnoticeable, pain free, and leave you with a healthier and fuller smile.
How long will it take for me to get a filling?
The process is easy and can be done in single visit or as little as two visits for more complex fillings!
First, we want to help you manage the pain by getting rid of the cavity. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll look at the affected area and take detailed 3D pictures to show you exactly where your cavities are and the severity of the decay.
You do not have to fill all cavities in one visit – but we make sure you’re aware of everything going on with your dental health.
In some cases all you need is a minor filling. We’ll clean the cavity for you and fill the tooth the same day you come in. For a simple filling, you can have a healthier smile and get rid of the pain in as little as 30 minutes.
If you’re ready for healthier and cleaner teeth without all the pain and cavities, reach out to the Sbenati Dentistry team through our online “Request An Appointment” form or call give us a call at (519)-474-0220 to schedule your personal Filling Consultation.