Tooth-colored materials are used for dental filling so that it does not have an adverse impact on the appearance of your teeth. These are metal free and are best used to restore the natural function and shape of a damaged or broken tooth.
The dentist will first use local anesthesia to numb the area where the filling is needed. The decayed area will then be removed with the use of a drill to ensure that the tooth is decay free. After which, Dr. Proscia will be using the tooth-colored materials to fill in the cavity and polish it for a natural appearance.
It is normal to feel a little sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks right after your fillings, but this should not last longer than two weeks. If you feel sensitivity for more than two weeks, you can consult your dentist. You might also feel pain as soon as the effect of the anesthesia wears off, especially if the filling is too high but in case you need any adjustments, you can always consult your dentist and do not hesitate.
Caring for restorations like your dental fillings is like caring for your natural teeth. Proper oral hygiene is important to make them last longer and of course to make sure that you will not be need any more restorations for your other healthy teeth moving forward.
As the dentist of the Dentist for the Florida Everblades, Gulf Coast High School Football Team, and Bonita Springs High School Football Team, Dr. Proscia is an expert in treating and preventing sports-related mouth injuries.