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Placing Tooth-Colored Fillings In One Visit

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In only one visit, our team can plan and place a filling that not only stops discomfort, but can prevent the onset of a dental infection. To do this, we employ composite resin instead of the typical metal-based materials. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how we place tooth-colored dental fillings.

Don’t Ignore a Toothache

When your tooth hurts and the pain or sensitivity lasts for more than a day, then let us know. Persistent discomfort could be related to cavities, and once your tooth is aching, the decay has reached a more advanced stage and treatment is crucial for avoiding infection or the possible loss of your tooth. Our team will take a close look at the tooth with an advanced imaging system, such as digital x-rays, so we can identify the presence of decay and assess the severity. We then plan treatment to bring relief and protect the tooth from infection or loss. In only one visit, we can offer relief and results that blend with your smile!

Preparing Your Smile

After we examine your tooth and plan treatment, we will administer a local numbing agent to it to keep you comfortable as we begin the filling placement process. If you have anxiety about seeing the dentist, we won’t minimize your fears, and will instead talk about sedation options to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, such as nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation. You have no memory of the procedure and if you have anxiety, this can make the visit a positive experience.

Placing a Filling

When you are comfortable and a local anesthetic has been administered, our team will then gently remove all decay from the tooth. Once we do, we will clean it and then apply the filling material. Instead of using metal, we have a composite resin that is safe for patients of all ages. The material is a blend of glass-like and acrylic-like particles, and can be shaded to blend with the tooth and look natural. The material also bonds with the tooth and can last for years to come. We then sculpt and mold the tooth to ensure a balanced bite, and will cure the composite resin with a special light. The last step is to polish it to ensure a brighter appearance. In one visit, we can stop your decay and project the tooth from further discomfort!

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like tooth decay with a filling, then contact our team today.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO STOP TOOTH DECAY

We want to offer a lifelike and long-lasting solution to tooth decay, so schedule a cosmetic appointment today. Call or text us at Greenview Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

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