Cavities require fillings in order to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. At Roach Family Dentistry, located in Nashville, Tennessee, we provide painless, state-of-the-art fillings for patients of all ages throughout the greater Nashville area.
A filling is used to fill a hole, or cavity, in a tooth, restoring it to its normal shape and function. Cavities are most common among children but teens and adults can get them too. To fill a cavity, the dentist begins by removing the decayed part of the tooth, cleaning the area thoroughly, and then packs the cavity with filling material. Once the cavity is filled, the dentist will use special tools to shaped it to match the contours of your natural teeth. Cavities should be filled as soon as they are discovered.
Cavities must be treated; they will not go away on their own. In fact, unfilled cavities lead to further decay, gum disease, and severe pain, that can require a more serious and expensive repair, or even result in losing a tooth.
Thanks to today’s technology and are skilled dentists, removing tooth decay and filling a cavity is pretty painless. We call our doctors the ‘Numbing Ninjas! Before you know it, you are numb and you didn’t even know it!
At Roach Family Dentistry, we only use the safest and most durable filling materials, including tooth-colored porcelain, ceramic, and a composite material called resin. Composite resin is a mixture of glass and plastic that can be colored to match the natural tooth. We do not use or endorse amalgam fillings. Besides being of inferior quality, amalgam fillings, also called "silver amalgam," contain mercury, which may negatively impact patients health and the environment.
Cavities are actually totally preventable. The secret is simply practicing good dental hygiene. That means thoroughly brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for a professional exam and cleaning. At these routine visits our patients receive fluoride, sealants, and dental x-rays to ensure patients’ teeth and gums stay healthy year round.
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