Many people have a phobia of the dentist, which is completely understandable. You have someone working in your mouth, which is already a sensitive area. They’re in your personal space, and that can feel uncomfortable. However, as anyone who has avoided the dentist for a long time knows, regular dental appointments are essential if you want to maintain good overall oral health. Dental fillings are among the most common services provided at almost any dentist’s office.
Not everyone is excited to get a cavity filled, but when cavities are caught early and the proper dental fillings are applied, they can have a long-term effect in improving your oral health.
Why Do We Need Dental Fillings?
Treating a cavity consists of first thoroughly cleaning the tooth and removing decay, then restoring its proper function and preventing future decay with a filling. The goal is to create a tight seal that will not allow bacteria to enter, thereby preventing the tooth from decaying any further. There are a lot of different materials that our specialist can use to create a filling. When you come in for your initial visit, you can discuss which of our dental fillings will work best for you.
When it comes to choosing the appropriate filling for your cavity, one factor to consider is the amount of repair that your tooth will need. Certain materials are better designed for larger repairs, whereas other materials are perfectly suited for making minor repairs to your teeth.
Our dentist will also take into account factors such as any allergies you may have when deciding on a dental filling. Some people have allergies to certain metals or materials. Our dentist will take special care not to provide you with a filling that could cause irritation or any adverse reactions.
Composite resin is likely the most popular filling material. It is strong and can be customized to match the color of your teeth. This means that even your front teeth can be treated with dental fillings without attracting too much attention.
Having regular dental checkups minimizes the chances of developing any cavities in the first place. In the event that you do need one or more dental fillings, however, you can rest assured that you will receive customized care at Dentistry First in Virginia Beach. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about your options!