Have you recently been experiencing a toothache or tooth sensitivity? Notice what appears to be a hole in one of your teeth? You may be suffering from tooth decay and forming a cavity! At the practice of R. Boyd Gilleland, we are proud to offer dental fillings in Port Charlotte, FL for our patients that are suffering from tooth decay and would like to improve the function, health and even appearance of their affected tooth. Not quite sure if you or a loved one are suffering from a cavity? Feel free to schedule a routine appointment with Dr. R. Boyd Gilleland. We would be happy to evaluate your smile to determine if you are a candidate for restorative dentistry.
Dental fillings are one of the most commonly recommended dental treatment options in the world and are used to treat tooth decay and damage to a tooth. For many years, amalgam dental fillings were the only option when it came to treating tooth decay. However, modern advancements in dentistry have led to tooth-colored dental fillings that can easily blend with the smile, making treatment virtually unnoticeable.
Left untreated, tooth decay and cavities can become a serious problem. As decay continues to advance, it can reach the root canal, resulting in discomfort, pain and even serious infection. Active decay in the mouth can also increase a patient’s risk for oral infections and periodontal gum disease.
When it comes to getting dental fillings, the process is pretty simple and quick. First, your dentist will prepare the affected tooth, allowing the dental filling to be placed. Next, your dentist will place the dental filling material, sculpting and shaping it to the tooth. Once properly shaped, your dental filling will be cured/hardened.
Think that you or a loved one may be suffering from tooth decay and need a dental filling in Port Charlotte? Contact Dr. R. Boyd Gilleland today. We would be happy to get you added to our schedule for a routine, dental care appointment with us.