If you experience pain, discomfort, or increased sensitivity in a specific area of the mouth, then you should visit us at Ryan Rush DDS PLLC in Fort Collins, CO 80526. You might require a tooth filling treatment if you have the above conditions. Our dentist Dr. Ryan Rush can help you get rid of the pain and restore your affected teeth to their natural appearance and function.
What Are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a procedure that helps restore the function, integrity, and structure of a tooth. They are made from a wide range of materials such as porcelain, composite resin, gold or silver, or a combination of several metals. If your tooth is extremely sensitive or has a sharp edge or a crack in the filling, a dental filling may be an excellent choice for repairing them.
How Are Dental Fillings Beneficial?
- They help restore the tooth's contour and strength, making it easy to chew and bite.
- They help prevent damage, decay, and the loss of a tooth.
- They can fill the cracks formed only on the tooth's enamel.
- It helps fix an injured or broken tooth whose enamel has been exposed to damage and decay.
- The worn-out or eroded teeth can be repaired.
What Are the Types of Dental Fillings?
The final decision about what kind of filling is best for your condition can be determined in consultation with Dr. Ryan Rush. To help you prepare for this decision, it will be helpful to understand the two basic dental fillings: indirect and direct.
Indirect fillings typically require more than two visits to our dental office. They include veneers, porcelain onlays, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold-platinum-palladium alloys, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites. During the first visit, Dr. Ryan Rush will prepare the tooth and take an impression of the area to be restored. The impression is then sent over to our dental lab that manufactures the dental restoration. The restorative appliances are fitted and bonded into the prepared cavity at the next appointment, and adjustments are made as needed.
Direct fillings are fillings that are placed immediately into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include glass ionomer, resin ionomer, and composite resin fillings, and silver amalgam. We will prepare the tooth, secure the filling, and adjust it during the same appointment.
How Should You Care For Dental Fillings?
To keep your dental fillings in good shape, follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once daily. Visit us at our office for regular cleanings and checkups.
If you are interested in learning more about dental fillings, call Ryan Rush, DDS PLLC, Dentist Fort Collins CO 80526 at (970) 223-5393 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Rush.