Filling (same price if filling is needed under a crown)
Fillings- to treat a cavity our dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
Cavity under a crown
The steps involved in filling a tooth
• Then, our dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed.
• Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris.
• After the filling is in, our dentist will finish and polish it.
• At amazing dental care, we are also capable of replacing existing filling materials, such as amalgam, with our composite resin.
Advantages of composites:
• Bonding to tooth structure — composite fillings actually chemically bond to tooth structure, providing further support.
• Versatility — in addition to use as a filling material for decay, composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
• Tooth-sparing preparation — sometimes less tooth structure needs to be removed compared with amalgam fillings when removing decay and preparing for the filling.
Disadvantages of composites.
• Increased chair time — because of the process to apply the composite material, these fillings can take up to 20 minutes longer than amalgam fillings to place.
• Chipping — depending on location, composite materials can chip off the tooth.