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Fillings

Teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma require protection. Dental fillings can strengthen your teeth and prevent further issues.

At Windermere Dental Group in Orlando, FL, we offer high-quality composite fillings that can be matched to the precise color of your teeth.

Dr. Susana Moncada can use a tooth-colored filling to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile in one simple treatment.

Successfully Treat Tooth Decay With Composite Dental Fillings

Before tooth filling
A cavity requires timely treatment, as decay can progress into a dental infection and require more costly restorative procedures to address.
After tooth filling
Treating a tooth with a composite filling offers strength and protection with a natural look that amalgam material cannot provide.

Signs You May Need a Filling

It can be hard to tell when you have developed a cavity, which is why it's important to visit your Orlando dentist every six months for a checkup; however, if you experience any of these symptoms, you should reach out to Windermere Dental Group right away to confirm if you have a cavity and explore your treatment options:

  • Toothache
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Dark spots on the tooth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Visible hole in the tooth
  • Damage to an existing filling

If Dr. Moncada discovers dental decay during your examination, she may recommend a filling. During treatment, our dentist removes the compromised dental tissue and fills the tooth with a composite resin filling to restore the structure of the tooth and protect against further decay.

The Dental Filling Placement Process

Learn what patients can expect during this treatment at our Orlando, FL, practice.
It takes just one appointment to treat your tooth with a durable, natural-looking composite filling.
It takes just one appointment to treat your tooth with a durable, natural-looking composite filling.

Anesthesia

Before treatment begins, we will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. 

Tooth Preparation

Once you are comfortable, Dr. Moncada will remove the decayed or damaged dental tissue and thoroughly clean the tooth.

Composite Filling Application

Dr. Moncada will mix the composite material and precisely match it to the shade of your tooth. The material will be carefully layered and sculpted to ensure optimal results. Finally, the filling will be hardened with a curing light for lasting protection.

Tooth Polishing

Dr. Moncada will trim away any excess resin so your filling feels comfortable in your mouth. She will then polish your tooth for a healthy, seamless look.
Because fillings are designed to treat mild to moderate decay, Dr. Moncada may suggest another treatment like an onlay or dental crown for more complex cases.

What Causes Cavities?

Cavities are holes in the tooth enamel caused by the buildup of plaque, which contains bacteria that produces acids after eating or drinking. These acids erode enamel, cause cavities, and leave the gums susceptible to gingivitis. Cavities can occur for a number of reasons, including:

Poor Oral Hygiene

Ineffective or infrequent brushing and flossing do not adequately remove plaque, which harbors the bacteria that leads to cavities and gum disease. Not attending regular checkups with your dentist can also contribute to decay.

Sugary Snacks

Sugar attracts acid-producing bacteria, which can wear away at the enamel and increase your risk of dental decay. We advise patients to limit their sugar intake and brush their teeth about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption.

Lack of Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent dental decay. Patients who don't use enough fluoride may benefit from fluoride treatment, which can strengthen your smile through remineralization.

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