General Dentistry located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Cavities are a common dental complication people face. With technology constantly advancing and more materials becoming available, dentists can now use resin filling to treat your cavities, as well as several other issues. Our doctors, and their trustworthy team specialize in treating cavities and providing you with the most up-to-date practices. Call Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Resin Fillings Q&A
What is resin filling?
Most people develop at least one cavity in their lifetime. In the past, these cavities were typically treated with a metal filling. However, with materials such as composite resin, dentists can provide patients with dental fillings that match the color and shape of their normal teeth.
The doctors at Oasis Dental Team PC specializes in filling cavities through a painless and straightforward process. He or she usually uses resin filling to fill and seal a cavity after removing the infection in the tooth. Since resin fillings blend in with your tooth so well, they’re almost unnoticeable.
Resin filling is made from a mixture of plastic or acrylic resin and a powdered glass filler. Our doctors use it for several kinds of dental restorations, including:
The resin matches the color of your normal tooth and can be used to fix minor flaws and larger damage. Our professionals utilize it for several repairs or cosmetic needs.
What is the procedure for resin fillings?
Just as with any filling, you’ll receive local anesthesia to numb the affected area. Once you’re fully numb, our doctor will begin removing the tooth enamel to reach the decayed part of the tooth. After removing the decay, he or she prepares the tooth to fill the hole where the cavity was. Using the right color to match the tooth receiving the filling, they begin layering the resin in your tooth, using a light to set the filling.
Once the tooth has been filled, she shapes and contours it, checking your bite to ensure the dental restoration feels comfortable.
What are the benefits of resin filling?
In addition to your resin fillings appearing nearly unnoticeable, they provide several other benefits as well.
Some of these include:
If taken care of, composite resin fillings have high durability and less chance of fracturing or breaking than other types of fillings.
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Due to the simplicity of the task, the doctors at Oasis Dental Team PC can typically treat your cavity in the same visit, if not altogether during your next appointment upon discovering you have a cavity.
It’s normal for your tooth to feel sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks after receiving a filling; however, your tooth does not feel as sensitive for nearly as long with a resin filling.
Our doctors use resin fillings for several types of dental restorations, whether it’s to correct a minor flaw or severe damage.
To learn more about the benefits of resin fillings and if they’re the right choice for you, call Oasis Dental Team PC, or schedule an appointment online today.