Fillings are a common dental procedure to restore a small area of a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Lupine Dental offers patients in Palmer, AK precise and high-quality composite fillings to restore and strengthen affected teeth.
Fillings can be made of several different materials, including metal and ceramics but the composite fillings are most commonly used. These fillings are made from a combination of resin and other finely ground filler materials and can be matched to the color of your teeth, making them discreet as well as effective.
You probably won’t notice tooth decay when it’s in the early stages but as it gets worse, you may start noticing these signs:
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s time to check in with Lupine Dental.
In order to fix your tooth, the dentist will first need to numb the relevant area and gently remove any decay. Once the area has been prepared, the composite filling will be placed. Your tooth is now restored and your dentist will finish by polishing the filling to ensure your bite is as expected.
After your appointment, it’s common to have a little sensitivity around the filled tooth but this should wear off after a couple of days. If your tooth is still sensitive after a few days or you are experiencing pain, please contact our office.
With a good brushing and flossing routine, your composite filling should last for at least 5 years. Depending on other factors, such as where it is in the mouth, it may last a lot longer.