Kalamazoo Tooth Filling
Kalamazoo tooth fillings restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. The process for filling a cavity involves removing the decay, cleaning the affected area and then filling the cavity with a filling material. These materials including composite resin, porcelain or amalgam. Our dentists will carefully select the right material based on your needs and the condition of your teeth.
In some cases, our dentists will also recommend a Kalamazoo teeth sealant. Sealants are thin, protective coatings that protect the teeth. They are generally used on the molars to fill holes and prevent cavities. While it’s best to have sealants applied in children, they can be used as adults too. Talk to our dentist about whether or not a sealant is right for you.
Could You Have a Cavity?
More often than not, it’s obvious when you have a cavity. You might feel pain when biting down or eating certain foods. Other times, it’s not so obvious. You don’t want to wait to have Kalamazoo tooth fillings, even if they’re not bothering you. It’s faster, easier and less invasive to fill small cavities rather than large ones, and less damage is done to the structure of your tooth. Plus, you can have a Kalamazoo teeth sealant added right away to prevent further damage.
Here are some signs that you could have a cavity and be in need of tooth fillings in Kalamazoo MI.
- Sharp pain when biting down
- Pain when eating or drinking
- Visible holes or pits in the teeth
- Stains on the teeth
Other Uses for Tooth Fillings
Kalamazoo tooth fillings are most commonly used for cavities, but they can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth. In this case, the tooth will be repaired using a filling. A cap will be placed on the tooth to protect it from further damage. If there is pulp involved, you will probably need a root canal. See a dentist regularly so that potential problems like these can be spotted early on!
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