Modern dentistry has allowed Fairmount Dental to combine beauty and strength when filling teeth. Restorations are close to their original strength and appearance with composite resins and other modern materials. The patient’s comfort is always the main priority of the dental team, aiming for a positive experience.
Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is decayed. Caries (cavities) can be detected through direct observation or x-rays. Fillings are also used to repair fractured, broken, or severely worn teeth.
Dr. Marius Caragea will proceed to cavity preparation, removing any remaining decay and shaping the final cavity. The next step will be the addition of composite-resin filling material, cured (hardened) after with a curing light. The final step will be polishing the filling to adapt it smoothly to the natural shape of the tooth.
Composite fillings are highly aesthetic restorations since they are available in natural shades matching tooth colours. They are also being tolerated well by all the patients who visit Fairmount Dental .
In some cases cavity preparation could become very large for usual fillings and Dr. Marius Caragea may recommend an inlay or an onlay (partial crown), restorations designed to replace more tooth structure. Those restorations are made in a dental laboratory after the dentist has taken an impression of the preparation of your tooth. The final placement of inlay or onlay will be made during a second visit at Fairmount Dental.
Fillings do not last forever, so it is essential that you visit Dr. Marius Caragea regularly for further examinations. Fillings can develop cracks or simply wear down due to chewing forces. The dentist monitors the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
If you're missing one or more teeth and would like to fill the gap with the most natural-looking, comfortable solution possible, you'll be interested in hearing about dental implants.
If you have a hard time with your existing tooth/teeth replacement and are looking for other options, implants might be the solution for you.
All treatments at Fairmount Dental provided by a general dentist.