Since cavities can’t be reversed, prevention is the key to keep teeth healthy! Since plaque causes cavities, regular and proper brushing and flossing will clear away plaque on the teeth. Avoid sugary and starchy foods that stick to your teeth and result in excess plaque buildup. Lastly, getting a routine dental cleaning every six months at GoSmiles Dentistry in Herndon will eliminate the remainder of plaque and tartar that only a skilled professional can remove.
fillings in Herndon
Get Back to Smiling
Damaged teeth hurt, but it’s possible to find relief with fillings in Herndon at GoSmiles.
A filling can be a quick yet effective solution for minor damage caused by cavities or injury. During a filling, we clean the area and then fill it with single or combination materials to restore the tooth’s natural shape. The materials are filed down to ensure your bite is unaffected.
Fillings are permanent and designed to allow for normal function of your tooth after the filling is placed. After a quick appointment, you’ll leave our office pain-free.
How Fillings in Herndon Work
Tooth damage spells trouble for your dental health. Fillings can restore the function of your tooth and protect it from further damage.
When you visit us for a filling, our dentist will first apply a local anesthetic to num the area around the tooth. If you’re having a cavity filled, your dentist will remove any decayed tissue before filling in the open hole in the tooth with resin. Then the filling will be filed down and polished to match your bite.
If you’re having multiple fillings done, we may split them over one or two appointments to keep your visits shorter. Our team will work with you to create a treatment timeline that works for your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
While many types of damage, like decay, cracks, and fractures, can be fixed with a filling, larger areas of decay or trauma that reaches the tooth’s interior will require a crown.
A filling replaces the area of decay while a crown is needed when too much decay effects the tooth base, requiring a crown to protect the remaining tooth.
Fillings last up to 10 years, depending on the amount of filling and your dental hygiene. At a regular dental visit, your dentist will check the filling and evaluate whether a touchup or replacement is needed.