Here at Greenfield Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer tooth-colored dental fillings in Greenfield, Indiana. Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems, such as cavities and broken teeth. Teeth are usually filled with a material called composite resin, which is designed to look like your natural teeth. Fillings can also be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam.
The procedure for applying composite resin takes a little longer, though most people still prefer it because it results in natural-looking teeth. Composite fillings take more than one layer to complete, as well as a special light to harden the filling material.
Before you get a filling, you will use local anesthetic to numb the gums around your tooth. We will then clean away the bad and decayed part of your tooth so that your tooth is ready to be filled. Some dentists will apply glass ionomer to your tooth to protect your tooth and nerve. Once your tooth is all filled in, we will smooth over the rough edges and polish it so that it looks natural.
The amount of time to fill each tooth varies, depending on the amount of damage. If the treatment takes longer, the cost may also go up.
If you have any questions about dental fillings, or if you think you may need one, please contact us today at 317-462-1252 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Edward Garry.