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3 Common Misconceptions about Getting a Cavity Filled

April 10, 2017
Posted By: Nick Schulte, DDS
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Dental fillings have changed a lot over the years! Gone are the unsightly metal fillings of the past, replaced by tooth-colored material that is designed to match and complement the appearance of your tooth. With so many advancements in the field of dentistry, we thought we'd debunk some of the misconceptions about getting a cavity filled.

A Filling Will Hurt

Our doctors ensure that you don't feel anything during your procedure by using high-quality dental anesthetics. With almost 60 years of experience, you can rest assured that Dr. Schulte delivers anesthetic in a way that you won't feel. We also use technology such as a dental laser that is designed to make your treatment procedure more efficient and comfortable for you.

I Will Lose My Tooth Structure When I Get a Dental Filling

While it is true that the decayed structure in your tooth will need to be removed for your dental filling, composite resin material allows us to remove less tooth structure than the metal fillings used in the past. The dental laser also helps us remove decay with more precision, which allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth. Composite is a durable yet very functional material that will provide years of longevity for your tooth.

People Will Notice My Filling

Composite resin can also be customized to match your existing teeth so your dental work is not noticeable. Composite can also be used to repair small chips and fractures in your tooth with cosmetic bonding. It's a versatile material that offers durability and aesthetics.

If you have a tooth in need of repair, don't delay in having it fixed. You may be surprised at how your team at Brimhall Dentistry will have your tooth back to normal in such a timely and comfortable manner.

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