Fillings for Teeth

If you have a cavity and are trying to find out what kind of filling is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Miro at one of our four locations today. A filling is one of the methods used to restore a tooth affected by decay. Some important factors to consider in a filling is making sure the decay is completely cleaned out and also making sure that the filling is sealed properly to prevent future bacteria from infecting the tooth at the filling. If you want to learn more about the types of fillings available to you, keep reading below!

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What Should I expect from a filling? – Dr. Claudio Miro

What are the procedures involved in getting a filling?

Treatment stages:

  • Local anesthesia would first be administered to the area around the tooth. Then tooth decay removal can begin
  • Etching occurs with an acid gel before placing the filling. Then the resin application will occur, to make sure the filling is strong.
  • Polishing is the final step, where the dentist will polish the tooth after the filling has been placed.
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What Happens When You Get a Filling? – Dr. Claudio Miro

When the doctor determines that you need to get a cavity filled, what is the process?

Treatment stages:

  • First the decay needs to be removed. The tooth will be prepared in order to remove the cavity. It is important to prevent further infection, that the all the decay is completely removed.
  • Then the area in which the decay was needs to be cleaned. This step is another to ensure that all the bacteria that was causing the cavity is completely eradicated to prevent further infection to the tooth.
  • Finally, the area in which the cavity was needs to be filled using one of the types of fillings.

What Kind of Filling is Right for Me?

With dentistry advancing as much as it has, there are more types of fillings than ever before! The different types of fillings vary in materials and each have different methods for placing them in the tooth. Depending on your oral health needs, it may be recommended that you go with one type of filling over another. Find out more about types of fillings below!

With dentistry advancing as much as it has, there are more types of fillings than ever before! The different types of fillings vary in materials and each have different methods for placing them in the tooth. Depending on your oral health needs, it may be recommended that you go with one type of filling over another. Find out more about types of fillings below!

A composite filling is a filling made out of powdered glass and acrylic resin. This is also normally known as “tooth-colored fillings” because the material can be made to match the patient’s teeth. This makes the filling much less visible, so this type of material has become very popular. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where it hardens.

Porcelain fillings are also known as inlays or onlays. These fillings are produced in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. Most of the time it will cover most of the tooth and it also achieves that natural appearance as this type of filling can also be color matched to the patient’s existing teeth.

Gold fillings have been noted by the ADA to be able to last for more than two decades. In terms of fillings, this is one of the more durable and long lasting options. They are a type of indirect filling and are tolerated well by gum tissues.

Should I get Composite Fillings?

If you are looking for an option that can last approximately ten years and will help preserve a natural looking smiles, then composite fillings may be the option for you!

Should I get Porcelain Fillings?

If you want an indirect filling that also preserves the natural look of your teeth, a porcelain inlay or onlay may be the choice you are looking for!

Should I get a Gold Filling?

If the most important thing to you is a long lasting and durable filling, a gold filling may be the option best suited for your needs!

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Miro Dental Centers

Miro Dental Centers offers four convenient locations to better serve you! Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your dental health. Our goal is to give you a smile that you are proud of!

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Coral Gables – Main Office

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