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How Long Will It Take To Place A Dental Filling?

A cavity’s formation on your tooth is something you definitely want taken care of, as the progressive damage of decay can lead to serious consequences for your oral health. With that said, people can be understandably frustrated to learn that they have an issue that requires room on their schedule for dental treatment. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental office, we can make short work of decay with an attractive and dependable dental filling. We use composite resin to restore teeth that have been affected by decay – in addition to bonding directly to your enamel, this material provides a good visual match for your tooth structure. As a result, you can have a one-visit treatment that stops decay from doing further harm, and also keeps your tooth safe from further problems.

Modern Dental Fillings Offer A Convenient And Attractive Solution To Tooth Decay

With a modern dental filling, your dentist can make sure restorative dental work for a cavity is completed in a short time, and results in you remaining confident in your smile. Composite resin is a biocompatible substance, so it actually has the ability to bond with your enamel. This is an important benefit that metal fillings do not offer – when the bonding process occurs, it eliminates the risk that spaces between the restoration and tooth might allow bacteria to gather. The substance can also match the color and texture of your healthy tooth, which allows you to feel comfortable and confident in your smile once treatment is finished.

Planning Your Restorative Treatment

After stopping a cavity’s growth, your dentist can take care of infected tissues before moving forward with restorative care. Fully treating a cavity is important, as bacteria can continue to erode your tooth structure until it is addressed. Once this is finished, a filling will be used to “close” the area where a cavity occurred. This gives support to your tooth, and also stops the potential threat of new bacteria gathering and creating further trouble with decay.

Not All Cavities Can Be Addressed With Fillings

If a review of your smile determines that more than a filling will be needed for your tooth, we are ready to help! Instead of a filling, you may require a dental crown. You can be happy to know that our practice uses E4D technology to create lifelike crowns in just one appointment, so your troubled tooth can be promptly treated. If necessary, we can put a stop to a problem with a cavity that causes an internal infection by performing a root canal procedure, and saving your tooth from being lost.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Receiving A Dental Filling

At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury, patients who require cavity treatment can be happy to learn that our practice uses modern, tooth-colored fillings. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our Shrewsbury, MA office by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.