Dental Fillings in Tallahassee, FL

Dental Fillings in Tallahassee, FL

How To Know If You Need A Filling

How are you supposed to know if you require a filling? Usually every six months, you will see your dentist, and they will be able to let you know if you may require a filling for a cavity. Alternatively, you may experience various symptoms, including:

  • A toothache
  • Pain when chewing
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity when eating various foods
  • Stained teeth
  • Visible holes on the tooth’s surface

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may contact Dr. Chinara Garraway to book a consultation. We are happy to take a series of x-rays and discuss your best plan of action for you. Your oral health is our top priority; thus, we will ensure that whatever procedure you go forth with is pain-free! We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your dental health journey.

Types of Fillings

Gold Fillings

This type of filling is composed of an alloy of gold, coppers, and other metals. Gold fillings are the most durable and ca

Silver (amalgam) Fillings

This type of filling is composed of various metals, including mercury, tin, and copper. In the case of the back molars, silver fillings may be the best choice. The material is long-lasting as well as durable.

Composite Fillings

This filling is composed of tooth-colored material made from glass and resin. The aesthetic purpose of a composite filling is notable.

Porcelain Fillings

This type of filling is also composed of tooth-colored material made from silicon and oxygen that has been molded into a non-crystalline glass. These types of fillings can help maintain your natural tooth structure.

Filling Procedure

The filling procedure at Blissful Dental Spa strives to be a seamless experience. Dr. Chinara Garraway will walk you through the steps before completing them, but this is the basic procedure:

  1. A numbing gel is applied to the gums before injecting a local anesthetic into the gum
  2. The dentist will remove the problem area of the tooth and then proceed to fill the problem area with a composite filling.
  3. Finally, the filling will be polished and adjusted to fit the patient’s mouth and bite.

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