If you have a cavity in Clermont, it’s important to get help from a qualified dentist like Dr. Mundi Buechele as soon as you can. Left untreated, cavities can cause serious tooth pain and sensitivity, and will eventually lead to a tooth infection, which may require root canal therapy. To ensure that you keep your mouth healthy, schedule a consultation with Clermont Family Dentistry to get the care you need right away.
White (Composite) Dental Fillings
At our office, we exclusively use white dental fillings, also known as composite fillings. These fillings are tooth-colored, and consist of a blend of dental resin and crushed glass. The result is a filling that looks almost identical to your natural tooth structure, and provides a tight hold and great durability.
Compared to metal fillings, white fillings provide better cosmetic results, and require the removal of less of your natural enamel when preparing your tooth for a filling. White fillings are also not conductive, unlike metal fillings. This means there is a lower risk of tooth sensitivity after your tooth is filled.
For all of these reasons and quite a few more, we prefer white fillings for all of our patients at Clermont Family Dentistry. Want more information about the benefits of white fillings? Just ask Dr. Buechele during your appointment.
What Are The Signs That I Need A Filling?
If you have a deep cavity in a tooth, you may notice that your tooth feels more sensitive to heat and cold, or to the pressure of chewing. You may also notice discomfort or sensitivity in the tooth when you eat sugary foods or drink sugary beverages.
In some cases, a deep cavity can also cause a toothache. This is a sure sign that you’re suffering from major tooth decay, and need to get help right away. Without immediate care, your condition could progress into an abscessed tooth, and require root canal therapy.
You may even be able to identify tooth decay visually using a hand mirror. Look at the affected tooth, and look for signs of cavities like visible pitting or holes in the tooth, or brown/black stains.
If you notice any of the above issues, you should get in touch with Clermont Family Dentistry right away to get a consultation with Dr. Mundi Buechele, and get the treatment you need to prevent further pain, discomfort, and dental complications.
Understanding The Filling Process
It usually takes between 30-60 minutes to fill a tooth. Dr. Mundi Buechele will begin by cleaning and numbing your mouth. When your mouth is numb, he will use a dental drill to remove damaged and decayed material from the tooth. Then, the area will be cleaned and disinfected.
Once this process is complete, Dr. Buechele will choose a white filling material that matches your tooth perfectly. He will apply it layer by layer, restoring the shape and appearance of your tooth. After your tooth’s shape has been restored, he will trim it to adjust your bite and ensure it fits perfectly. Then, your filling will be buffed and polished so that it matches the surrounding tooth structure, and the procedure is complete.