Have you been told that you have a dental cavity by a dentist near you? At Manchester Dental Group in Manchester, VT, we have tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin, porcelain, and ceramic. There are other types of fillings, but these are popular among our patients.
The main reason people look for tooth-colored fillings in Manchester and elsewhere is because they look better. People don’t want their dental appliances to stand out. At Manchester Dental Group, we can provide tooth-colored fillings near you and have the experience to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
There are several types of fillings, but they can be divided into two main categories: tooth-colored and metal fillings. Tooth-colored fillings can be made of porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin. The shade of your filling can be adjusted, so it looks like the rest of your teeth.
Metal fillings can be made of gold and silver. Silver fillings are cheaper but less cosmetic. People sometimes prefer metal fillings for their hind teeth since they won’t show when they smile.
The first step of getting a filling is to use local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth. This will keep you comfortable during the procedure; however, slight pressure might be felt while we work. Next, we’ll use our tools to clean the cavity and remove any dead or infected tissue. The cavity will be prepared using a roughening gel, and the filling will be placed.
Ultraviolet light is used to make the filling stick. Most fillings will last at least five years. There are no precautions to be taken before or after the procedure. Waiting until the local anesthesia wears off before eating is recommended, so you don’t bite your numb tongue or lips. Otherwise, you can resume your day as normal. Give us a call or use our online book appointment tool to schedule your appointment!