Tooth-colored “white” fillings are made of composite resin materials and are available in a number of natural-looking shades to match existing teeth. They are non-metallic and mercury-free, and many have fluoride-releasing properties that can help to reduce cavity potential and help strengthen teeth. Composite fillings can be a great solution for repairing areas of decay or small fractures in teeth, especially chipped or worn front teeth.
The cavity filling process has significantly advanced in the last decade. However, the general concept of filling a hole (the cavity) in a patient’s tooth to prevent tooth decay and infection remains the same. Here’s are the modern steps to deliver pain free fillings:
One of the Angstadt Dental Lancaster dentists will begin by numbing the area around the tooth with the use of local anesthetics. Traditionally, this was achieved with an injection of novocaine or lidocaine. New technological developments administering needle-free or electronic anesthesia make needles a thing of the past and the entire experience nearly pain-free. No longer does a patient have to fear getting their next trip to the dentist!