Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in
Huntington Beach & San Clemente, CA

At some point in your life, you will need to get a filling. This is a common dental treatment that our dentists in Huntington Beach, CA and San Clemente, CA perform on a regular basis. Our dentists near you can help with cavities and other dental issues. Give Seascape Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry a call today to learn more about fillings near you.

What Are Cavities?

Cavities are one of the reasons that people need fillings. Cavities are a result of tooth decay and appear as holes in the teeth. Fillings are used to fill up the holes in the teeth.

What Are Fillings?

Fillings are made of resin, gold, porcelain, plastic, glass, or silver amalgam. One of our dentists will talk to you about these options and decide on a natural-looking and feeling option. Your fillings should not look too noticeable. People of all ages get cavities, so people of all ages need fillings. Fillings may be used in other dental procedures as well. As you age, you may develop more cavities and need more fillings too. This is because bacteria in the mouth can build up over time. As you age, you will have more bacteria in the mouth, which leads to more cavities. To treat your cavities, our dentists near you will use fillings.

How to Prevent Cavities?

Cavities are caused by tooth decay. To prevent cavities, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits and reduce the risk of tooth decay. When you come to the dentist for an appointment, our friendly team will give you guidelines for maintaining a healthy smile. Here are a few ways you can keep your teeth free from decay:
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice per day.
  • Floss your teeth twice per day.
  • Visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam twice per day.
Depending on your situation, our dentists might recommend other habits to prevent tooth decay. If you’re concerned about tooth decay, be sure to ask our dentists for suggestions. For more information about cavities and fillings or to schedule an appointment with our dentists, call Seascape Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today.  

Dental Filling FAQ’s

How Do Dental Fillings Work?

When you have a cavity, or tooth decay, often a dental filling is the most conservative option, assuming the cavity is not too large. The decay is removed from your tooth, and a resin-based or metal filling material is worked into the area to seal it off from further damage.

Is Dental Filling Painful?

Dental fillings can be comfortably done under local anesthesia. In certain instances, the tooth may be cold sensitive following this procedure, especially if the filling is deep and close to the nerve inside the tooth. Again, repairing cavities when they are small is best. Deep fillings can be avoided with regular 6 month check-ups.

Which Tooth Filling Is Best?

See our dentist to discuss the type of filling that is right for any particular tooth in need or repair.

Can Dental Fillings Fall out?

Fillings can fall out, especially if they are broken or leaking. Maintenance is key! See your dentist twice yearly for an exam to catch problems before they start.

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