Got a toothache or a sensitive tooth? Think you may have a cavity? A dental filling from Rocky Mountain Dental Co. in Pueblo is the best way to preserve your tooth and get relief from your discomfort. Contact us at (719)-544-7672 for an appointment with Dr. Dave and to learn more about how to prevent cavities.
Amalgam fillings are made of a blend of metals including tin, copper, silver and mercury. They have been used for decades, and are extremely durable and long-lasting. However, they have a silvery-gray appearance that can discolor the treated tooth, so they are usually only recommended for rear molars. Patients who prefer a more aesthetically-pleasing result may want to choose composite fillings.
Composite fillings are also called tooth-colored fillings. They are made of a durable tooth-colored resin, matching the color of your surrounding teeth. They provide superior cosmetic results compared to amalgam fillings, and also require less tooth preparation during the filling process.
A toothache often indicates a cavity that may require a filling. You may also notice sensitivity to heat, cold, or the pressure of chewing. Your tooth might also feel sensitive when you consume sweet foods and beverages like candy, juice, or soda.
If you have a small mirror you can use to examine your mouth, you can also look for signs like brown or black discoloration on your teeth. Larger cavities may be visible as pits or holes in your tooth.
Fillings typically only take a single, hour-long appointment at our office. Dr. Dave will begin by numbing your mouth and cleaning the treatment area. Next, he will use a dental drill to remove damaged and decayed enamel before cleaning and disinfecting the tooth to remove any remaining bacteria.
Once the tooth has been prepared, Dr. Dave will begin applying the filling material. He will shape and sculpt it to restore the shape and function of your tooth. Once the tooth looks good, he will check your bite and make any minor adjustments that may be necessary. Then, he will buff and polish the filling, completing the procedure.
No. Fillings are minimally-invasive, and only involve the removal of a little bit of tooth enamel. Your mouth will be numb throughout the process, and we also offer sedation to ease your dental anxiety and ensure a pain-free experience at Rocky Mountain Dental Co.