3rd South Dental

Dental Fillings

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Dental Fillings in Salt Lake City, Utah

If you have had a cavity, you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be. At 3rd South Dental, we offer fillings to all patients as a quick and easy fix to cavities.

See us today about dental fillings if you are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our staff has the highest education and qualifications and can help with all of your restorative needs. We will get your smile back to full functionality in no time!

About Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a great way to restore a tooth that is damaged by decay to its original form and function. Closing the gap is not only aesthetically appealing but stops further decay and returns the tooth to full strength. It is a simple process that will bring outstanding results and keep your smile healthy!

Fillings Process

Dental fillings require Dr. Theurer or Dr. Call to remove the decay from the tooth by drilling and to clean the affected area. The patient will not feel any discomfort as we numb the teeth, gums, and mouth before the procedure. Once we achieve a clean surface, our dentists can fill the gap. 

There are many different types of fillings, ranging from gold, silver, porcelain, or plastic fillings, but 3rd South Dental always uses top-grade professional tooth-colored fillings so that your smile always looks flawless. 

After the procedure, the patient might feel some discomfort, but it will subside. For future care of the dental filling, we ask patients to look after their oral hygiene and use toothpaste or floss for sensitive teeth to avoid irritating the filling. With proper care, the tooth-colored dental fillings offered at 3rd South Dental can last up to 15 years.

The Benefits of Dental Fillings

A filling will permanently repair your tooth. You can once again eat and drink your favorite foods without increased sensitivity. 

Tooth-colored fillings are especially beneficial as other fillings, such as traditional silver amalgam, tend to expand and contract when exposed to different temperatures. This causes the fillings to occasionally crack and break, whereas tooth-colored fillings do not expand and contract, making them a safer option. These dental fillings can also be custom shaded to blend right in with the rest of your teeth for added confidence. 

Tooth-colored fillings are also bonded to the teeth for added strength and require us to remove a minimal amount of the damaged tooth before placement. It is still essential that you take care of your tooth so it doesn't recede with decay again.

The Cause

Cavities are the cause of decay that require a dental filling. Cavities occur when bacteria from certain foods and beverages build up. This buildup can turn into plaque, which will harden and turn to acid in our mouths. This acid and bacteria, other food particles, and saliva wear away at our tooth enamel and create small holes (cavities). Each whole weakens the tooth, making it brittle and, over time, useless. 

Do You Need a Filling?

You may need a dental filling if dentists identify a cavity that structurally impairs the tooth. This identification can be made during a regular checkup or through x-rays of the mouth. See us today if you are in Salt Lake City, Utah! All of us at 3rd South Dental want you to have a strong and healthy smile. 

Bi-annual visits are one of the best ways to stay on top of your oral hygiene and avoid cavities, but if you get a cavity, then we can correct it with a filling. Contact our office today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule a consultation with our team!

Make an appointment with us today!