Dental Fillings in San Jose, CA

Dental filling treatment are a common procedure for repairing teeth damaged by decay, cracks or fractures. Fillings are made from various materials, such as amalgam, composite resin or porcelain, and are used to fill in the space left by the damaged portion of the tooth.

At Blossom Dental Excellence, we cater to patients of all ages in San Jose and the surrounding areas who require dental fillings. Our dentist has been performing this treatment for many years and always ensures your comfort throughout the process.

When Do You Need Dental Fillings?

Cavities/Tooth Decay.

The most common reason for dental fillings is to treat cavities or tooth decay. When the tooth’s enamel and dentin are damaged by bacteria, a hole (cavity) forms. Your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area with a filling material to restore the tooth’s shape and function.

Fractured or Broken Teeth.

 If you have a cracked, broken, or fractured tooth due to injury, grinding, or biting on something hard, your dentist may use a filling to repair it.

Worn Teeth.

Over time, teeth can become worn down from nail-biting, bruxism (grinding and clenching of teeth), or misuse (such as using your teeth to open packages). In such cases, a filling can help restore the tooth to its normal shape and function.

Replacement of an Old Filling.

Old fillings that have become damaged or discolored over time may need to be replaced with new ones.

Aesthetic Purposes.

In some cases, tooth-colored fillings (composite resin) might be used to fix minor cosmetic problems, such as chipped teeth or to cover discolored parts of the tooth.

When Do You Need Dental Fillings?

1. Examination

Our dentist will first examine your teeth, often using X-rays, to identify any cavities that need to be filled.

2. Anesthesia

Before the procedure starts, our dentist usually administers local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to prevent pain or discomfort during the procedure.

3. Decay Removal and Tooth Cleaning

Our dentist will use a drill, laser or air abrasion instrument to remove the decayed part of the tooth. After removing the decay, they will clean the area to prepare it for the filling.

4. Filling Placement and Polishing

The cleaned cavity will then be filled with the chosen filling material (amalgam, composite resin, gold or porcelain). This process varies depending on the type of filling. Once the filling has been placed and hardened, our dentist will polish the tooth to make it smooth and to ensure that your bite is correct.

5. Post-Procedure

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, but this should subside after a few days. If you have any persistent pain or discomfort, contact us immediately. It is also important to continue practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly.

When Is Dental Filling Not Recommended?

We may suggest alternative treatments if you have any of the following conditions:

Address Tooth Decay or Damage With Dental Fillings at Blossom Dental Excellence

At our practice, we understand that tooth decay and damage can cause discomfort and affect the function and appearance of your smile. That’s why we offer high-quality dental fillings to restore your teeth to full health and beauty. Our mission is to provide exceptional care and personalized treatment plans for each patient. We also provide education on proper oral hygiene techniques to prevent further decay or damage.

Contact us today to book an appointment!
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