Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are a standard procedure offered as part of our comprehensive dental services. Dr. Dall’Almo uses dental fillings to repair damage caused to the teeth by decay. Tooth decay compromises the integrity of the structure of the tooth. Dental fillings are used to prevent further damage to the natural tooth structure.
Dr. Dall’Olmo strives to conserve the natural tooth structure. Retaining as much of the natural tooth as possible helps to stabilize the overall well being and function of the bite and jaw bone and supports long term oral health. Through patient education, preventive dental care, and established patient-dentist relationships, Dr. Dall’Omlmo offers thorough, quality dental care.
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Dental Fillings What to Expect
Regular 6 month dental check ups and dental cleanings can help patients avoid the development of tooth decay. Tooth decay is a leading cause of tooth loss, and if caught early, can be managed without the need for tooth extraction. Twice daily brushing and flossing can also help prevent the development of tooth decay and other oral health concerns. Practicing dental hygiene is an essential part of conservative dentistry.
The dental filling treatment procedure can typically be completed in one visit to our Santa Monica dentist office. Patients are frequently surprised at how comfortable the procedure can be. Using a local anesthetic, the area will be numbed and prepared for treatment.
Dr. Dall’Olmo will remove all of the decayed tissue from the tooth. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Then, either a cosmetic white filling or a metal amalgam filling will be used to fill the space and bonded to the tooth. The filling will help stabilize the tooth structure and prevent further decay or damage to the infected tooth.