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Ignorning cavities can lead to further consequences. A cavity that is not repaired can collect bacteria, debris, and plaque. Before you realize it, your tooth might be damaged extensively.

If a tooth filling is the best restorative dental procedure option, we will provide that service at our Jupiter, FL office. At Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, we handle many different kinds of cavity filling procedures and materials.

In some cases, Dr. Roy Blake may recommend a solution like a root canal or extraction if the tooth cannot be filled.

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What Is a Tooth Filling?

A cavity is an opening in a tooth, and a tooth filling is a treatment that serves to restore the damaged structure of a tooth after suffering decay. A dental filling is a restorative procedure that helps repair small holes and fractures to prevent further decay.

Additionally, dental fillings may be used to repair damaged tooth surfaces to bring back their shape and function. Dr. Roy Blake performs dental filling procedures for many patients, as they are the most commonly employed treatments for repairing fractured and cracked teeth.

Dental fillings are also ideal for restoring teeth that are weakened over time from bad habits like nail-biting and tooth grinding.

Do I Need a Filling?

If you are noticing dark spots on the surfaces of your teeth or you have a constant, dull toothache, you may need a dental filling. A hole or cavity within the tooth is an obvious sign of needing a dental filling.

If you realize that food keeps getting trapped between the teeth or you experience sensitivity to cold and hot drinks, these could also indicate the need for a filling. Sharp pain occurring during chewing or biting, especially on a specific tooth, could signal decay.

In addition, bad breath that fails to go away even when you brush may necessitate the need for a dental filling. That being said, only a dentist is able to detect whether a patient has a cavity that requires a dental filling. Dr. Roy Blake can talk with you about dental fillings if you are exhibiting these symptoms.

What Are the Different Types of Tooth Fillings?

Dental fillings come in several different kinds of materials, including composite, amalgam, silver amalgam, gold, and tooth-colored material.

•  The type you choose depends on your preference, where the tooth being filled is located, as well as your budget.

•  Amalgam fillings are the least expensive, but the most noticeable.

•  Tooth-colored fillings tend to be preferred by most patients.

•  Some people do prefer a more visible filling and will choose gold colored fillings. Patients should be aware that gold fillings are the strongest material, but also the most expensive.

Are Dental Fillings Safe?

Fillings are a safe, affordable, and efficient restoration that can protect your teeth from further damage. The extent of tooth decay is not the same and can vary by patient. Dr. Roy Blake and his team are always ready to advise and take you through the filling process.

What Is the Process of Getting a Dental Filling?

•  First, the dentist will numb the areas around the decayed tooth using anesthetics. The numbing agents will ensure comfort as our dentist performs the filling procedure. Removing the debris and decayed tissue may be painful, which is why we administer anesthetics. Otherwise, with the use of anesthesia, you will expect to feel no pain.

•  Once the area is numb, the dentist accesses the hole to clean it. Using a drill or laser, we remove the decayed areas of the tooth. We use a gel to clean the hole afterward.

•  Next, The dentist applies the filling material before placing adhesives and composite material on top to seal and protect the tooth. We may use a bonding light to help harden the filling material.

•  Lastly, the tooth is smoothed and polished.

How Long Does a Tooth Filling Take?

The procedure for having a tooth filled can take anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour. The timeline depends on the size of the cavity, and the type of filling and material being used.

How Long Do Tooth Fillings Last?

Fillings experience constant pressure, especially when one has bruxism and through chewing, and are thus subject to wear and tear. Regular visits to our dental clinic for examination will determine the condition of your fillings and we will advise you when there is a need for a replacement.

Once it falls out or begins to fail, our team can usually replace it with another filling. However, if your tooth has suffered additional damage, then a different type of restoration will be necessary.

Depending on the type of filling and material used, a tooth filling can last anywhere from five to 15 years or more.

Can You Eat After a Dental Filling?

Depending on the type of filling you receive, you may be able to eat as soon as you leave the dentist's office. However, we may ask you to wait for one hour after the filling has been placed. Again, this depends on the type of material used to construct your tooth filling. It is recommended not to eat any hard foods for at least the first 24 hours after treatment while your filling settles.

How to Care for the Teeth After Receiving Fillings

Practicing an exceptional oral hygiene routine helps to maintain your fillings. You should brush your teeth and floss at least twice daily with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Frequent visits to our office are also important so we can examine the progress and clean the fillings. Dr. Roy Blake can identify any problem for earlier correction and perform cleanings as well.

Get Your Dental Fillings Here in Jupiter, FL

Visit our Roy C. Blake III, DDS, MSD, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist team to get more information about cavity fillings. We will discuss the options and the material choices with you. Call (561) 296-3399 to book your appointment.

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"Dr. Blake is always extremely professional, meticulous, accommodating, and at the same time, affable and sincerely interested in his patient’s well-being and concerns. The staff is at all times very courteous and professional. Their constant friendly and pleasant attitudes ensure that at every visit, the patient’s experience is always relaxing and positive." -John

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