Hanford Dental Fillings
What Is A Filling?
Tooth decay is a natural phenomenon of your neglected behavior towards taking care of your oral hygiene, and filling is a dental procedure to stop the decay and help restore your dental health. Before arranging the filling, a dentist thoroughly examine your teeth and remove the rotten part of the tooth, washes the affected part, and then start filling out a dental cavity.
This filling works in many ways, saves the affected area from bacterial penetration at first place, simultaneously, it helps stop further degeneration. The filling compounds made from materials that include gold, an alloy of silver, mercury, copper, tin and zinc sometimes, apart from composite material and porcelain as well.
If, for a fracture or decay, significant damage to your tooth, a crown, or cap may occur! Yanez dental in Hanford, usually recommends a filling procedure to save you from further complications. Decay that already touched the nerve requires a root-canal procedure or pulp capping treatment.
How Do I Decide If I Need a Filling?
The final decision on whether a filling is your dentist’s discretion to decide if your cavity needs a filling procedure. On your regular visits to the dentist, he/she uses a tiny mirror to inspect the shells of each tooth thoroughly to determine if you require a filling procedure or not.
In the case of any doubt! Your doctor may use some unique instruments for better evaluation of your cavity. He/she may take an x-ray of a part or whole of your teeth line for clarity of thought even. It is the gravity of your dental decay that helps the doctor to select the right course of treatment.
What Do I Expect During a Filling Session?
To commence the filling session, we may give a local anesthesia to numb the zone of the tooth and make the procedure painless for you.
Tooth Decay Elimination
At our Hanford dentist office - Yanez Dental, we initiate the procedure to remove the decay by cutting through the enamel with using a dental drill. Following removing the decay! We, start shaping the affected surface for the procedure of filling.
To apply a “bonded filling”, we at Yanez Dental, etch the affected tooth with using an acid gel before starting the filling procedure.
We apply a coat of resin over some particular fillings and using a drying torch, we dry it instantly. It adds to the life of filling.
Following the completion of filling procedure, we can polish the tooth as well as smoothing the filling surface.
Once your Hanford dentist has finished with the filling, you will need to allow your body a couple of hours without eating to recover from the anesthesia and procedure.