Dental Fillings in Chaska & Excelsior, MN
Despite advanced dental care options, decay and cavities continue to be among the most common problems affecting millions of Americans every year.
Our trained team of dentists near you can restore a cavity with various restorations, including crowns, inlays, onlays, and fillings.
How Do Dentists Place Fillings?
Our skilled dentists may take anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes to place fillings in Chaska & Excelsior, MN, depending on the location and number of cavities to be filled. The procedure is simple, pain-free, and a timely dental filling can prevent the cavity from growing or becoming infected.
We will first administer suitable local anesthesia in the form of numbing gel or a gentle injection in the gums. Our dentists will clean out the decayed tooth structure and disinfect the cavity before carefully placing filling material. We will check for comfort by asking the patient to bite down on the filling and trim off excess bits.
Which Filling Is Right for You?
Dental fillings can be made of several materials, such as gold, composite resin, amalgam silver, or ceramic.
Composite Resin Fillings – Out of these, resin fillings at Town Dental are the most preferred option. Composite resin fillings are aesthetic and blend in naturally with the rest of the arch, and the procedure requires less drilling of tooth structure. They are biocompatible and made out of dental-grade plastic.
Silver Amalgam Fillings – Silver amalgam fillings are durable, and the patient can chew on harder foods (compared to resin fillings). However, silver amalgam is known to cause tooth discoloration (the silver metal darkens over time), and they also can cause increased tooth sensitivity. The silver amalgam fillings can also cause fracturing of the tooth over time and may lead to the need of a dental crown.
Gold Fillings – Gold fillings are non-corrosive, durable, and chip-resistant, but costs are higher for this procedure.
Ceramic Fillings – They provide a combination of aesthetics and durability but may cause wear and tear if the porcelain material becomes rough.
If you’re considering getting fillings in Chaska & Excelsior, MN, please call Town Dental for suitable options.