Dental Fillings in Annandale, VA
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What Are Dental Fillings?
Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, develop when bacteria attack your enamel. To treat cavities, the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics offers two types of dental fillings: traditional and tooth-colored. Traditional fillings are crafted with a durable material called amalgam, which is a combination of metals, such as mercury or silver. Tooth-colored fillings are made with a composite resin that resembles the look of your natural teeth. Regardless of whichever material they are made out of, dental fillings work by repairing damaged teeth and protecting them from further decay. To see if you might benefit from a dental filling, schedule a dental exam with Dr. Harshit Aggarwal or Dr. Leonel Perez at our office in Annandale, VA.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Fillings?
The Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics is pleased to offer conventional or tooth-colored fillings for Annandale, VA patients who want to improve both the look and health of their smile. Dental fillings provide a dependable solution for tooth decay, with benefits that include:
- Can blend with the look of your natural teeth for a seamless smile
- Stops cavities from further development
- Helps prevent buildup of plaque and tartar
- Easy, same-day procedure that provides long-lasting protection
- Provides structure for decayed or compromised teeth
- Prevents infections or other complications brought on by cavities
What Can I Expect from A Dental Filling?
Receiving a silver or tooth-colored filling at the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics is usually an easy process. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. Stronger forms of sedation can be discussed if you have any anxiety to keep you relaxed during the procedure. As soon as you are ready, the infected enamel can be cleared away with a dental drill that we will select based on the location of the cavity in the tooth and the extent of the decay. After the enamel is cleared away and the area is cleaned, the space will be filled with the composite resin or silver amalgam and hardened. Then, we will polish the filling material so it feels comfortable and aligned with your other teeth.
Dental Fillings Reviews
The Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics is an exceptional dental practice, starting with its lead dentist & prosthodontist, Dr. "A" [Harshit Aggarwal], BDS, MSD, FACP, FICD, and its founder, Dr. Mark Egber, DDS. They have assembled a patient focused team of dental assistants, hygienists, and administrative staff who make it a pleasure to go the dentist. Today Dr. "A", ably assisted by dental assistant Mimi, provided fillings to repair three cavities identified during my routine checkup earlier this month. Mimi also fitted me for a new mouth guard to wear while sleeping.
If these people don't watch out, they're going to give dentistry a good name. The service is great. The work is wonderful. The people are superior. Three fillings today - NO PAIN!
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Treat Tooth Decay
Cavities may start as a small issue, but it is important to have them treated before they develop into a more expensive concern. At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics in Annandale, VA, small areas of tooth decay may be corrected with dental fillings. Dr. Harshit Aggarwal and Dr. Leonel Perez provide traditional silver fillings and tooth-colored fillings so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you think you have tooth decay, contact us to schedule an exam.
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Dental Fillings FAQs
What types of dental fillings do you offer?
At The Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, we offer a variety of filling materials including amalgam, composite resin, and porcelain. Our team of experts will help you choose the best material for your specific needs and lifestyle.
How long does it take to get a dental filling?
Generally, the process takes about an hour per filling. However, the duration may vary depending on the location and size of the cavity, as well as the material being used for the filling.
Is the dental filling procedure painful?
Most patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure. We use local anesthesia to numb the affected area, ensuring you are comfortable throughout your visit to The Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics.