Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Salt Lake City, Utah, may be just what you need. Dr. Denny Cho will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. This can restore the strength and function of the tooth.
How is a dental filling placed?
Our dentist will numb the area and then remove the decayed portion of the tooth. The area is cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite dental filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. Once the layers are in place, our dentist will shape the material, trim off any excess, and polish the final dental filling.
What are the benefits of composite dental fillings?
Composite dental fillings have many advantages to you and your smile. The shade of the filling material can be matched to that of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are a good choice for the front teeth. Composite fillings bond to the structure of your tooth, which provides greater support for the filling. In addition to being used to treat tooth decay, composite fillings can be used to repair broken, chipped, or worn down teeth.
Does dental insurance cover composite fillings?
With most dental insurance plans, the cost of the composite filling will be covered up to the price of a silver filling. The patient will then pay the difference.
How do I care for my dental filling?
To care for your dental filling, practice proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Also, be sure to visit our dentist for your dental cleanings and exams. If our dentist thinks that your filling may be cracked or leaking, he will take X-rays to get a closer look. If the tooth with a dental filling becomes very sensitive, if you notice a crack in the filling, if a piece of the filling is missing, or if you notice a sharp edge, contact Smile Dental Studio for an appointment.
We welcome you to contact our office at 801-583-4500 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.