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Stop the development of tooth decay

fillings

Dental filling is an effective way to repair teeth damaged by decay. It is a type of restorative treatment which helps to save the life of your teeth. During your visit to your Chino Hills dental office for a dental filling, your dentist will first determine whether you have ongoing tooth decay, and the current state of the tooth.

There are multiple causes of tooth decay, including: ineffective brushing, poor diet, grinding one’s teeth, broken or cracked teeth, nail biting, or opening bottles and containers with one’s teeth. If any tooth decay is discovered during this dental exam, a filling may be recommended.

How fillings help save your decayed teeth

During the dental filling procedure, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth using different types of instruments via small drills, air abrasion, laser, or other hand instruments as necessary, and fill the area with either a metallic or tooth colored substrate.

These fillings can be custom-shaped to fit the tooth, as appropriate.  Filling compounds such as amalgam, ceramics, glass ionomer, cast gold composite resin, and others are used for the procedure. These materials seal the inside of the tooth, helping to protect the tooth pulp, and inhibiting further decay.

At Dental Care of Chino Hills, our dentists strive to stay abreast of the latest technology to provide you the best treatment as painlessly as possible. We use only the most advanced materials to restore your damaged teeth.

If you have other questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call us at 909-606-9907 or for more convenience, schedule an appointment online.

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