OmniSmiles only uses tooth colored fillings.

Generally, fillings are used to fix cavities. A cavity is a term referring to the active state of decay. Some people are at higher risk of developing cavities. 

Here are some factors that put you at higher risk:

  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Existing cavities (cavities lead to the spread of other cavities)
  • Poor diet i.e. soda-pop, candy, juice, etc..
  • Irregular dental care
  • Dry mouth
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer therapy i.e. chemotherapy or head/neck radiation therapy

Depending on the size, location, and extent of decay, a crown may be a better treatment option.

Other reasons a filling is needed to restore teeth:

You chipped a tooth
You have abfractions (see content within NIGHTGAURD)
Fill the hole in your tooth following a root canal.

To prevent any discomfort, local anesthetic is indicated in most cases.

What to expect after getting a filling
Some sensitivity to hold and cold is normal in the first couple weeks after getting a tooth filled. At OmniSmiles we use a desensitizing agent for every filling we place to help minimize sensitivity for you. If sensitivity persists for more than a few weeks, or if your bite doesn’t feel the same, please call the office to schedule a follow up with Dr. Haddad.

To find out more about which service options are best for you, please call (810) 687-5040 or request an appointment online.

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