Fillings | Arnold, MO – Dentistry for the whole family, at Matrix Dental Group

Fillings | Arnold, MO – Dentistry for the whole family, at Matrix Dental Group

Filling Options – Arnold, MO

Getting decay and cavities filled in a timely manner will help prevent harmful bacteria to continue to damage your tooth. Your dentist can remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill the area. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down. Tooth colored fillings are made out of porcelain or composite resin, which is undetectable and offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for a decayed tooth. This protects the tooth from infection and further decay.

Lifespan of a filling

The quality of the material and the skill in which it is applied will help extend the durability of the filling. We use top quality materials and take the time to professionally finish rough surfaces and make sure you are comfortable. We are independently owned and answer only to our patients so we make sure we provide the best quality for all procedures.

Each procedure and situation is different but generally the process:

• Tooth is dried
• Damaged section is cleaned up
• Composite resin is placed in layers over the opening
• A special light is used to harden each layer of composite resin material.
• After the tooth is filled, the composite resin is shaped to your bite
• Composite resin does not only restores your teeth but also gives you a natural look

You can decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases by:

• Brushing your teeth twice a day
• Flossing daily
• Keeping up with regular professional cleanings
• Avoid eating or drinking acidic or sugary foods and beverages
• Need a filling or a new dentist in Arnold? Give us a call. 636-296-2055

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