With modern tooth fillings, Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS can fully restore the appearance and structure of a tooth after the damage has taken place. Almost all of our tooth filling procedures in Asheville can be completed in a single visit to our office, and you won’t have to worry about any unusual or time-consuming aftercare instructions. As long as you continue to brush and floss multiple times a day, your new fillings could last for 15 years or longer.
The Basics of Tooth Fillings
A dental filling is nothing more than a piece of material that is used to replace damaged enamel and dentin. For smaller cavities and external cracks, only a small amount of material will be needed to fill in the area. If the damage is severe, then we might use a custom mold to replace a larger portion of the tooth. Once in place, the tooth filling is hardened with a specialized curing light.
Do I Need Fillings?
Damage to the outside of your tooth should never be ignored or taken lightly. While small chips, cracks, and cavities might seem like nothing more than minor cosmetic blemishes, they can actually be quite dangerous. When tooth damage isn’t treated immediately, it could result in infected pulp, abscesses, periodontal disease, or other major health complications. In order to avoid those issues, we suggest that you schedule at least one full exam with our team in Asheville every year so that we can thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums. We can then discuss your filling options if any damage is found.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment
During your initial consultation with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS and her team in Asheville, you will learn more about all of the details regarding tooth fillings. Please feel free to call our dental office to speak with a team member about our restorative treatment options. Our friendly and experienced staff is ready to help you rejuvenate your smile and rebuild your confidence with procedures and devices such as veneers, crowns, implants, whitening treatments, and more. Contact us today to book your dental appointment!