Fillings at Marcus Black D.D.S.

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What are Dental Fillings?

Cavities are a common dental ailment that, if left untreated, can cause discomfort and develop into more serious issues. Dental fillings are a simple, cost-efficient way to treat cavities and improve the health of your teeth.


Types of Dental Fillings

  • Composite Fillings: Composite fillings are a more natural-looking choice since they are constructed from a plastic and glass blend to match the color of your teeth. Additionally, they require less tooth structure to be removed and are less intrusive.

  • Ceramic Fillings: Made of a specific type of ceramic material, ceramic fillings closely resemble the color and translucency of real teeth. They are more expensive than other forms of fillings but are perfect for noticeable parts of the mouth.

  • Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings are durable, inexpensive, and made of a combination of metals including copper, tin, and silver. They can be seen in the mouth, though, and some patients might worry about the mercury level.
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The Filling Procedure?

Your dentist will numb the area around the cavity and remove the decayed portion of the tooth. They will then clean the area and prepare it for the filling. The filling material is placed in the cavity, molded to the shape of the tooth, and hardened using a special light. Finally, your dentist will polish the filling to ensure a smooth and comfortable bite.

Aftercare for Dental Fillings

  • Avoid hard, sticky, or sugary foods for the first 24 hours.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, to extend the life of your filling.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups to monitor the health of your fillings and prevent future cavities.

Don’t let cavities hold you back from enjoying a healthy, confident smile. Talk to your dentist today about the best dental filling option for you. With the right care, your fillings can last for many years, helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

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