Know How to Improve Your Dental Health with Dental Fillings

Know How to Improve Your Dental Health with Dental Fillings
Posted on 05/09/2022

When you are a patient at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, you can trust us to provide you with high-quality dental care. We will work with you to help you reach your dental goals, through routine cleanings and check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, or more advanced treatment. Our experienced Denver dentists will treat dental issues while providing you with the education needed to maintain your oral health on your own as well. A common dental need is dental filling, but do you know how dental fillings improve your oral health?

What is a dental filling?

A filling is a dental method used to “fill” problem areas in a tooth. This could be due to damage, such as a broken or cracked tooth, or more often is due to our dentist needing to remove an area of decay. Fillings can be made of gold, silver amalgam, or a tooth-colored composite.

How do fillings improve your oral health?

If decay - also known as a cavity - is found in one or more of your teeth, our dentist will recommend a filling. After removing the decay, the tooth will be filled with your choice of material, effectively preventing the bacteria or infection from spreading within the tooth. There are multiple reasons a filling is necessary for optimal oral health, including:

  • Preventing bacteria from spreading. If the decay continues further into the tooth, it can penetrate the roots, ultimately leading to further damage and sometimes even tooth loss.
  • A stronger tooth. A filling will not only save the integrity of your tooth but will also make it even stronger.
  • Reduce sensitivity. If you have a cavity, you may notice sensitivity to certain food and drink, because the enamel that protects your tooth will be affected.
  • Improve bite. A filling will even out the surface of the impacted tooth, potentially improving your bite.

In a nutshell, a filling is going to repair damage to a tooth while preventing further damage that could lead to more extensive - and expensive - dental work needed down the road.

Take your oral health into your own hands with Gentle Smiles of Colorado

The best defense against dental complications is maintaining your oral hygiene routine at home and staying up-to-date on regular dental visits with your Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden area dentist at Gentle Smiles of Colorado. Contact us to keep yourself on track for a future with a bright, healthy smile.

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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