Krystle Fenton, DDS
Offering dental fillings to patients in Elk Grove. Our dentist can restore your teeth’s condition that has been compromised by tooth decay. Dental fillings are one of the most common general dentistry procedures we perform.
Why Should You Choose Laguna Vista Dental For Dental Fillings in Elk Grove?
At Laguna Vista Dental, we are proud to be the premier choice for full-service dentistry, including dental fillings in the Elk Grove area. Our modern dental office features up to date technology and equipment. This provides our patients with the best treatment options and results available.
Dr. Fenton has been practicing dentistry for several years. She is a board-certified and active member of the American Dental Association and CDA. She provides comprehensive dental solutions together with our amazing dental team. Are you concerned about tooth decay and the possibility of having a cavity? Are you looking for fast, effective treatment to resolve this concern? Get started now by requesting an appointment either online or by calling our office at 916-684-3105.
What are dental fillings?
To treat tooth decay, specifically cavities, your dentist will apply a filling. Dental fillings can be made from metals to composites to even naturally tooth-colored ceramic. Dr. Fenton will need to remove the decayed material before filling the tooth’s crack or broken portion.
Once the tooth has all decayed material removed, it is then cleaned and prepped for the filling. In general, we use porcelain fillings for front teeth. The reason being is to give our patients a flawless finish. With porcelain, you’ll have a seamless finish because it more closely resembles the look of a natural tooth. For cavities in the back, such as a molar, we prefer to use more durable fillings made of metal. Fillings made of metal include silver amalgam and gold. Metal fillings can withstand the bite force of eating every day quite well and aren’t prone to cracking.
Fillings are to be used when tooth decay hasn’t reached the tooth pulp. When a cavity progresses to this point, we will likely recommend more aggressive treatment for repair. You must visit the dentist every six months for a check-up to check for new cavities and fill when needed.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
Worried Tooth Decay Can Progress?
We offer a few different options for tooth fillings. We will typically use metal fillings for teeth further back and not visible. We prefer to use porcelain or composite resin fillings for front teeth. This provides a natural finish that blends seamlessly with your real tooth.
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Are You Concerned About Cavities? Contact Us Today For Help!
We understand that our patients likely have questions regarding dental fillings. Below you’ll find the FAQ for the procedure and what you can expect.