Dental Fillings in Poway

Signs You May Need a Dental Filling

Dental fillings can treat dental decay or cavities to help you achieve a healthy smile. While dental decay may not have many symptoms during its early stages, there are signs to tell that you need dental filling. These symptoms include tooth sensitivity, visible holes, bad breath, pain, and black or brown holes in the teeth. If you experience any of these signs, contact us for a consultation. Dr. Leila will assess your teeth to see if a dental filling suits your needs.

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Did you know…

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The earliest dental fillings were only created from gold or amalgam. Modern dental fillings use a metal-free composite material that can be shaded to match the nearby tooth structure.

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How it works: The dental filling process

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Consultation & Planning

The dental fillings process starts with a visit to your dentist's office for a consultation. During the appointment, Dr. Leila will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and take x-rays to check the severity of the problem. She will then talk to you about the procedure and create an appropriate treatment plan that suits your needs.

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After your dental exam, Dr. Leila will clean your tooth to eliminate any tartar and plaque that has built up. She will then numb the affected area by administering anesthesia to help control pain during the process. Dr. Leila will then use a drill to remove the damaged part of the tooth.

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Filling Procedure

Dr. Leila will then apply a filling material of your choice to the space to fill the cavity. Dental fillings can be made of various materials, such as composite resin, porcelain, gold, or amalgam. The filling will then be shaped and polished to feel and look like a natural part of your teeth. She will make final adjustments to your filling to ensure it fits perfectly and is comfortable.

What do dental fillings treat?

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Dental fillings can be used to treat cavities. Your Poway dentist removes the decayed part and applies a filling material to treat the decay and prevent further damage.

Chips & Cracks

Composite dental fillings can be shaped to match the color of your natural teeth, concealing the visible chips and cracks.

Did you know…

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Over 175 million dental fillings are performed in America each year. This means one filling is completed each year for every two people in America.

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Is getting a dental filling painful?

Getting a dental filling doesn't usually hurt. After all, Dr. Leila will numb the affected area so you don't feel any pain during the procedure.

What is the lifespan of a dental filling?

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Dental fillings will typically last for several years. However, the longevity of your filling will depend on the size of the filling, the amount of stress it's exposed to, and the material used.
Are you ready for a dental filling? Contact Smiles by Dr. Leila online or call (858) 668-3390 to book your appointment and learn more about our restorative dentistry treatments.

Did you know…

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The average American has three dental fillings, making this the most common dental procedure in America!

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