Fillings Fountain Valley
When the surfaces of teeth become damaged or decayed, they could use the added protection of dental fillings, available at our Fountain Valley, California dental practice. Dental fillings close cracks or cavities in the teeth, protect teeth from further damage, and even provide more uniform surfaces to improve bite.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are the treatment of choice when the damage or decay on the tooth’s surface is still relatively minor. Not only are fillings a restorative dentistry treatment, but they are a preventive treatment, as well. Pain and sensitivity in weakened teeth can be eliminated and the teeth themselves strengthened with the addition of dental fillings. The metal silver amalgam material itself is very durable, and can be expected to last for many years. In most cases, the entire procedure can be completed in just one visit, and recovery time is minimal.
Placing Dental Fillings
The placement of dental fillings requires the identification of all tooth surfaces affected by decay or damage. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned and any infected or decayed surfaces are removed in preparation of the fillings treatment. The amalgam is then molded to the surfaces of teeth, over the affected areas. They provide a shield against further decay.
Contact Dr. Mortensen for Dental Fillings
To obtain a preventive dentistry checkup, or to learn more about how you can benefit from dental fillings, contact our Fountain Valley, California dental practice today to schedule a an appointment. Dr. Mortensen and our staff strive to offer you the greatest in dental care.