Whether it’s due to an injury, decay, or otherwise, the health and appearance of our teeth can be compromised with a cavity. One of the most tried and true ways of sealing a cavity is with a dental filling.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Dentistry is led by Dr. Hogan who offers a wide variety of dental services. Dr. Hogan and his dental experts can effectively restore the functionality and aesthetic of your teeth with dental fillings. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out if a dental filling may be right for you!
What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is an optimal approach to sealing a cavity, restoring molar functionality and improving the appearance of the tooth. If there is a decayed portion of the tooth still intact, Dr. Hogan will remove the remaining decayed tooth. Once the decay has been extracted, the area will then be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a dental filling material that is preferable to you. To learn about the types of fillings we offer and which one may best suit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hogan at your earliest convenience.
Is a dental filling an ideal option for severe tooth decay?
Depending on the extent of the tooth decay will determine whether or not a dental filling may be the appropriate solution. If tooth decay has affected a large amount of the tooth, a crown may be recommended in lieu of a dental filling. In more severe cases where tooth decay has reached the nerve, root canal therapy may be necessary to extract any damaged nerve.
What can I expect from the dental filling process?
If a dental filling is an appropriate solution for you, the afflicted tooth or teeth will be relieved of any decay and cleansed. The cleaned out cavity will then be filled with the dental filling material that you have decided upon with Dr. Hogan.
How will I know if a dental filling is necessary?
Dr. Hogan and his team are experts with cavity detection and dental filling. During your checkup, he will closely examine your teeth and keep you informed of any possible compromises to your dental health.
If you are concerned that you may have a cavity or are experiencing tooth decay, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Hogan. He and his team can help you decide if a dental filling may be right for you!