The simplest dental procedure besides a cleaning or exam that you can get is a dental filling. This simple yet highly versatile procedure is something that comes in handy in various situations, such as a cavity or a gap between your teeth. As compared to any other dental procedure, dental fillings are most common for people who visit us at Ephrata Family Dentistry. Most dental issues start small, and when they are addressed on time, it can be rectified with the help of a dental filling. Dental fillings are easy to place in a tooth. They are durable and can last a long time.
Protects Tooth Structure
Many people believe that a dental filling is not as durable as other dental procedures that tend to last longer. The truth is that when a dental filling is placed correctly, it lasts for up to 15 years without giving any problems. Nowadays, you can even get dental fillings that release fluoride. These fillings replicate your natural tooth, and this makes it easier to preserve your tooth structure and prevent further damage.
Whether you suffer from a chipped tooth, a cavity, or a simple gap in between two teeth, a good quality dental filling can help take care of these problems and prevent them from getting worse. When you ignore a cavity, it becomes worse and eventually requires invasive procedures to get treated. A dental filling, on the other hand, is simple and an easy solution that helps control the spread of any infection. It also ensures that the tooth does not lose its integrity or strength. If you want to have good quality teeth, then regular dental visits to us and maintaining your regular dental routine is what will best give you those results.
Since the dental filling is not an overly invasive procedure, people sometimes mistakenly believe that it comes out easily. They often try to eat food in a way that they avoid chewing or using the tooth that has the filling. This is something you don't need to worry about because when you have a good quality dental filling done by our professionals, it does not weaken the structure and the tooth is safe to use. You will be able to chew your food naturally once your filling is set. This makes you feel comfortable eating your food in public without having to make weird jaw movements to avoid the filled tooth. Dental fillings are low maintenance and our professionals will give you instructions on how you can look after it in the best possible manner.
Restoring functionality of the tooth is something that we care about which is why our professionals take good care in providing you with the right solutions. Ensuring that a filling is done in a timely and effective manner is what our professionals strive for.
We help your teeth function just as they would naturally. If you want to get your tooth filled, give us a call at (223) 264-3020 or visit us at Ephrata Family Dentistry so we can assist you with the best dental filling procedures we have to offer.