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Fillings

Tooth colored dental filings are an excellent alternative to traditional metal fillings.

Fillings are a safe and effective way to restore function and appearance to damaged teeth. If you need a filling, the team at Bloom Dental Group in San Mateo, California, can help you feel better and get back to eating and drinking normally.

What are fillings?

Fillings are an effective way to treat broken or damaged teeth. The dentist will remove the decayed tooth section and then fill in the area with a hard substance to restore function and normal appearance to the affected tooth.

Traditionally, dental fillings were crafted from a mix of metals called an amalgam. Now, most fillings are made from a composite resin material that can be matched to the desired tooth color. Gold fillings are also available.

What conditions do fillings treat?

Fillings are a non invasive dental procedure effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Cavities
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth damaged by nail biting or teeth grinding

Once the filling is placed, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to ensure that bacteria doesn’t form in the filling and cause further damage.

If you’re uncomfortable with how your teeth look or if you’re suffering from a cavity, the team at Bloom Dental can help you feel better with a filling.

What can I expect when getting a filling?

When you get a filling, the treatment area will be numbed. Then, the dentist will remove the damaged tooth area, usually using a drill or laser. The treatment area will be cleaned and readied for the filling. Once the filling is complete, the area will be polished and dried.

Metal-free fillings, or composite fillings, are an excellent alternative to traditional metal fillings. These fillings are color-matched to the shade of the surrounding teeth, resembling a natural tooth. You won’t be able to tell where the filling meets the tooth.

Metal-free fillings are also smaller and easier to place than metal fillings. The composite filling material bonds directly to your teeth and doesn’t alter healthy tooth enamel. Composite fillings can even strengthen tooth enamel while improving your smile.

At Bloom Dental Group, we’ll help you with a new, safe, and up-to-date filling that will boost your smile for years to come. When you’re ready to get started with a new filling, book online now or give us a call to meet our expert team in San Mateo, California.

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