Do you have a cavity? Are you in need of tooth fillings? Our Norton Shores, MI dentist and staff at Community Shores Dental can help. We offer strong, long-lasting, tooth-colored dental fillings that can repair your decay and prevent the need for larger, more expensive restorative options. Get the care you need today by choosing our Norton Shores, MI dentist office.
Below we have provided some of the most basic information you need to know about tooth fillings. Feel free to read all about the placement process and how a filling can help you! If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure or your own dental health, please give us a call. We will be happy to help you.
Reasons For A Tooth Filling
Why would you need a tooth filling? To fill a cavity, of course! Cavities are small areas of decay that, without intervention, could progress into much larger problems. Having your cavities filled while they are still small will save you lots of time and money on larger restorative solutions. While dental crowns are still relatively inexpensive dental restorations, we know that you would prefer to take care of the problem while we can simply fill it in with a little bit of tooth-colored material.
Composite Resin Tooth Fillings
Here at our dental office, we use only composite resin fillings. These fillings are made of a tooth-colored material that will blend right in with your natural smile. These fillings are also strong and long-lasting and are generally preferred over amalgam (metal) fillings. If you have any further questions regarding our filling material of choice, please speak with our team.
How We Place A Dental Filling
Placing a composite resin filling is a fairly simple procedure. We first clean the area of all debris, including decayed tooth material. Then, we flow in the composite resin material. Once the material is shaped to fit the cavity, we will harden it using a special light. We then polish the filling to perfection! This process is generally very quick, and many fillings can be placed in just one visit.
Will It Hurt?
No! Our dental fillings are completely pain-free thanks to a local anesthetic. We apply the aesthetic before the procedure to numb the area entirely. If you are still nervous about feeling any sort of discomfort, we also offer various dental sedation options. Depending on your level of anxiety, we can use anything from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to general anesthesia to complete your dental work.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to take care of that cavity you have? Have you simply not seen a dentist in a while? Please contact Community Shores Dental directly to schedule an appointment with our Norton Shores, MI dentist. You can reach us by calling 231-366-4182 or by sending us a message using our online contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your visit.
Dr. Christopher Sortman has studied dentistry at University of Michigan Dental School and has completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program while serving as Navy dentist.
Don’t let a small cavity turn into the need for a larger, more expensive restoration option. Get the tooth-colored filling you need from Community Shores Dental today!
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