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Cavities are an increasing issue among children seen in the dental industry today. This is because a child’s teeth are more prone to cavities from the ages of 5-11. At Advanced Dental Associates, it is our duty to ensure that all of our patients are getting the best solutions possible. We take pride in providing beautiful smiles in the process!

What are Fillings?

Dental fillings are an effective means of restoring a tooth once decay has been removed. A filling material will be used to fill and reshape the tooth back to its normal shape. By enclosing the spaces inside a tooth that has decayed, it prevents bacteria from entering.

Benefits

You can expect to get plenty of benefits associated with dental fillings including:

  • Lasts for 15 years
  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Supports a weak tooth
  • Enhanced functionality

Types of Fillings

There are many types of fillings that are used in the modern dental industry today.

Amalgam
  • Composed of 50% mercury alloy such as copper, zinc, and tin
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Maintains strong chewing forces
  • Silver in color
Composite
  • Matches the natural color of your teeth
  • Composed of powdered glass or acrylic resin
  • Moderate amount of chewing pressure
Gold
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Aesthetically pleasing
Resin/Glass Ionomer
  • Composed of acrylic or glass material
  • Releases fluoride to promote tooth decay

Treatment

Before getting fillings, we will analyze your mouth and teeth in order to determine which area needs treatment. The dentist will numb the affected area with local anesthesia to alleviate the pain. A laser or a drill may be used to remove the parts containing tooth decay.

After the decay is removed, the filling will be put into the newly cleaned tooth. As always, we recommend making follow-up appointments so we can check on your progress!

Are You in Need of Dental Fillings in Tampa?

It is important to us that you have quality oral health to prolong the lifespan of your natural teeth. We are your experts for getting the best smile that you’ve had in years!

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