What is a dental filling?
To restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its natural shape and strength, we may recommend a dental filling. A dental filling is used to restore the shape and function of a tooth after the decayed area has been removed.
Do I need a dental filling?
When you come into our office, Dr. Vitaly Friedman can detect any tooth decay that needs to be treated with a filling. A small mirror will be used to examine the surfaces of each tooth. If anything looks abnormal, the tooth in question will be inspected more closely with special instruments. Dental X-rays may also be used to get a closer look.
How do I take care of my dental filling?
A dental filling does not need any special care. All you need to do is care for the tooth with the filling in the same way that you would your regular teeth. Take care to brush your teeth once a day and floss once daily. Also, visit 21st Century Dental Care at least twice a year for professional cleanings and exams.
We invite you to contact our office at (908) 604-5959 to learn more about dental fillings in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and to set up a visit with our dentist.