Regular dental visits are excellent habits for healthy teeth. Depending on the results of the dental exam, we may recommend dental fillings in Bronxville. Continue reading to know more.
A majority of patients encounter undesirable features in their teeth. Thanks to dental fillings, we can correct such dental faults such as:
There are different fillings to cater to patients’ dental needs. The fillings differ in terms of materials used. If our dentist has recommended dental fillings, you have the following options:
The dentist fillings in Bronxville, NY, take less than one hour. A small restoration may take less than 20 minutes. In contrast, a large one takes longer. Also, the fillings material used may take more time or require several visits.
We inject local anesthesia on the part we are treating. Once the area is sufficiently numb, the decay is removed. Next, the dentist prepares the site by shaping the space and cements it. If need be, we expose the filling material to a special light to harden it. Finally, we polish to smoothen sharp edges that may injure the tongue, and examine if the bite is okay.
After filling procedure, observe good dental habits such as:
Before complete healing, you can feel uncomfortable eating food. However, you can enjoy your meal by:
Please take note good oral health determines the period a filling will last. Diligent care may extend its life. Although it will still depend on filling material we have used.
After filling, you may experience soreness and tooth sensitivity. It may persist for a few hours or days. Your tooth may be sensitive to sweet foods or cold substances. That’s why drinking and eating are uncomfortable. Observe the self-care tips outlined above.
If sensitivity persists for weeks, consult our dentist in Bronxville, NY. The dentist may recommend an anti-sensitivity toothpaste to manage the discomfort. Furthermore, we may apply the desensitizer agent on the tooth. If these don’t work, a root canal may be performed.
You may also experience pain, which is common but needs immediate dental treatment. Visit our dentist if you have excruciating pain for an assessment and treatment.
Dental fillings can help restore the functioning of your teeth. But, they are not ideal for everyone. Your dental treatment plan will be determined by the area to be filled, and if allergic to filling materials. Visit Bronxville Dentistry for a personalized dental filling.