If you have a tooth with a cavity or that has sustained other minor damage, a composite dental filling can repair and restore it.
Repair damaged teeth
What to expect when you need a filling
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a division of the NIH, tooth decay is the most prevalent disease affecting adults and children. A composite filling is a tooth-colored restoration that blends in with your teeth to give you a natural-looking final result and restore your oral health after a cavity. At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we use fillings to repair minor to moderate tooth decay, chips, and cracks.
Once the procedure is complete, the patient can continue with their day as normal. There may still be some numbness in the mouth, but that will wear off in a short time. It is important not to eat or drink while your mouth is numb for your safety.
Tooth decay is usually preventable with proper oral healthcare. If you stick to an oral hygiene routine at home and visit Chichetti & Patel Wellness regularly for cleanings and oral hygiene examinations, you significantly increase your chances of avoiding a cavity and the need for a filling. We would be happy to give you advice on proper brushing and flossing techniques to help you keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Please ask us at your next appointment.
Call Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness at 704-233-3430 to make an appointment with one of our dentists and learn more about dental fillings in Charlotte, North Carolina.