Fillings are dental restorations that repair small cavities in your tooth caused by tooth decay. While tooth decay is a common problem, it can easily be prevented.
The bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugars in the food you eat. This produces acids, which eat away at the tooth enamel. If left untreated, tooth decay leads to cavities and, eventually, gum disease. Fillings repair small cavities in your tooth caused by tooth decay. They fill the hole and help prevent further damage.
What Is The Procedure For Getting Dental Fillings?
A filling is a restorative treatment used to repair a tooth that has been damaged, decayed, or worn down over time. Our dentists offer both tooth-colored and metal-based fillings to repair minor to moderately-severe cavities depending on the location of the decay and the extent of the damage.
First, we will determine whether a dental filling is the right treatment for you. Then, the dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth before removing the decayed portion, cleaning the area, and drying your tooth. We then place a dental filling material onto the tooth and cure it with a special light. Finally, the filling is shaped and polished so it blends in.
Dentures are false teeth that replace missing teeth. They are removable and made of a gum-colored plastic base that supports realistic-looking fake teeth. The teeth are made of plastic resin, porcelain, or a combination of the two.
Types of Dentures
With a partial denture, the prosthetic is designed to replace some missing teeth while allowing patients to maintain their existing healthy teeth. These prosthetics can help both the upper and lower jaw and can protect against further tooth decay and bone loss. The partial denture clips into place onto the remaining natural teeth with clasps. This allows your prosthetic to fit securely onto your mouth.
Dentures are a removable form of tooth replacement. They are made up of an acrylic base that fits over the gums and artificial teeth that fit snugly into the denture base. A full denture replaces all teeth and is typically made once any remaining teeth have fallen out or been removed. While it can take some time to adjust to the feeling of a new full denture, most people adjust quickly to the new chewing sensation.
When teeth are extracted or lost, the bone in the jaw begins to deteriorate because it doesn’t receive stimulation from the roots of the teeth. This can cause a person to appear older over time as their face begins to lose support. With the help of a full denture, this bone loss can be stopped and replaced. Once it’s in place, the body can begin to regenerate the bone tissue and restore it with a more youthful appearance.
For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD at 6541 Crown Boulevard Suite G San Jose, CA 95120, or call (408) 268-4161.