Dental Filling in Las Vegas, NV

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What is a Dental Filling?

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Ryan Martz at Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. At our Las Vegas, NV facility, Dr. Martz uses dental fillings made from a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. Learn more by contacting us today to schedule your initial consultation.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

At our Las Vegas, NV practice, we strive to provide our patients modern practices in dental care. Tooth-colored fillings are a reliable and protective option, providing our individuals many benefits, including:

  • Natural, integrated look with your teeth
  • Prevention against cavities
  • Barrier to debris and plaque build-up
  • Easy, same-day treatment that yields years of protection

Who is a candidate for a tooth-colored filling?

Since composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile. Some of the reasons composite fillings may be desired are if you have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

How do dental fillings work?

Receiving a filling with composite resin at Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is typically an easy procedure. The treatment area will be numbed to help you feel more comfortable. Other forms of sedation can be considered if you have any fears or dental anxieties to keep you relaxed. After you're prepared, the infected enamel is cleared away with a dental drill that Dr. Martz will choose based upon the location of the cavity in the tooth and the level of decay. Once the enamel is treated and the tooth is cleaned, the area will be filled with the composite material and set. Dr. Martz will smooth the filling material — so it matches your other teeth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings FAQ

How long do tooth-colored fillings last?
The lifespan of tooth-colored fillings can vary depending on factors like the size of the filling, the location in the mouth, and individual oral hygiene habits. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can last anywhere from 5 – 15 years or even longer.

Can tooth-colored fillings stain over time?
Tooth-colored fillings are resistant to stains; however, they can become discolored or stained over time from exposure to certain foods, beverages, and smoking. Regular dental cleanings can help maintain their appearance and prevent staining.

Are there any potential risks or side effects of tooth-colored fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are considered safe and have been used in dentistry for many years. Some patients may experience minor tooth sensitivity after getting a filling, but this usually subsides within a few days.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental cavities may start as a normal problem, but it is crucial to have them treated before they become a more expensive problem. At Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV, cavities may be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Martz makes sure to match the color of your natural teeth — so you get a seamless, healthy smile. If you think you or your child has a cavity, contact our office to schedule an exam with Dr. Martz.

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