Dental Fillings


Restorative Composite Fillings (Orlando Dental Fillings)

Simple tooth fractures and cavities are an ailment that a person can suffer from if proper oral care isn’t employed. One of the procedures offered in Making Orlando Smile – Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry is a restorative composite filling (otherwise known as dental fillings) which is used to fix damages caused by tooth fractures and cavities. Porcelain, silver amalgam and composite fillings are some of the typical substances used for the procedure which makes the biting surface of a tooth smoother. Once the procedure is completed, the patient will find that the process of eating becomes easier than it was prior to the filling.

When a person is experiencing heightened sensitivity in teeth, it could be an indication that tooth decay will soon follow. This is caused by a decreased amount of enamel surrounding the teeth and can be treated with a filling. If the filling is done well with the proper equipment, chances are that the sensitivity in the tooth can be fully eradicated. For more serious cases of tooth decay one of the following standard dental procedures may be necessary:

Orlando Dental Crowns: Compared to the traditional filling, this restorative filling gives a more sustainable form of support for the tooth.

Orlando Dental Implants/Bridges: When the damage sustained by tooth decay is more serious than originally anticipated, the tooth may not longer be repaired by a traditional filling. In cases such as these, it may be necessary for the tooth to be removed from the oral cavity at which point, it may be replaced by a dental bridge or implant.

Orlando Root Canals: This procedure is employed when a tooth has obtained some form of engorgement or damaged nerves that result to unhygienic and bacteria-infected teeth.

The Process of Restorative Composite Fillings

Whether it’s a routine check-up or a visit brought on by a sudden toothache, the dentists at Making Orlando Smile – Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry will take note of every aspect involved in an individual’s oral care. This includes the teeth, gums and the individual’s bone structures. In the case that a filling will need to be performed, the area surrounding the affected tooth will be given a thorough cleaning to expel any lingering bacteria or food. The damaged tooth will be given the same treatment using the dentist’s determined tool of choice.

Because any dampness will affect the process of the filling, the affected tooth will be separated to allow the optimal conditions for the filling material to bond with the tooth. The first material that will be placed on the damaged tooth will be the adhesive which is then topped with whatever composite material the dentist’s have deemed best for your particular case. The use of high intensity light is employed for the hardening of the filling materials upon which the restorative procedure has been completed.

Expected Costs for Restorative Composite Fillings

Due to the more intricate and complex process of restorative composite fillings, they cost more than the silver amalgam fillings. Not only are there more tools to be used in the procedure but the materials used for composite fillings are rather pricier to come by. However, composite fillings aren’t a bad investment because of the more natural look that they project as opposed to silver amalgam fillings.

There are also external factors that will affect the total cost that is paid such as who is performing the filling and the location of your clinic of choice. The following are also big factors in the overall cost of a restorative filling:

Insurance: Because insurance is subjective, the policy for everyone is different. Some people may have insurance that covers the extra costs of the filling and there are some that do not.

Damage: The amount of damage that a tooth has obtained is also a determining factor in the expenditures for fillings. Some damages may require a singular filling while more advanced forms of tooth decay may require multiple fillings on a singular tooth.

Care: Although this doesn’t affect the costs of the immediate filling, the way that teeth are taken care of after the restorative procedure will also be a factor for expenditures in the future. If teeth are well cared for after the procedure, the filling can last seven years or more.