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Dental Fillings in Winter Haven, FL

What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair and restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or cavities. The filling material is placed into the prepared cavity, replacing the decayed or affected tooth structure. Dental fillings serve to restore the tooth's functionality, prevent further decay, and enhance its appearance. There are various types of filling materials available, including amalgam (a mixture of metals), composite resin (tooth-colored material), porcelain, and glass ionomer. The choice of filling material depends on factors such as the location of the cavity, the extent of the decay, and the patient's aesthetic preferences. Dr. Klein removes the decayed portion of the tooth, cleans the area, and fills the cavity with the chosen material, creating a durable and functional restoration.

What are some signs and symptoms that you might have a cavity?

Signs of a cavity include tooth pain or sensitivity, especially when consuming hot, cold, or sweet items, visible holes or discoloration on the teeth, discomfort while biting down, persistent bad breath, and swelling or pain around the affected tooth. Some individuals may not experience noticeable symptoms until the decay has advanced, underscoring the importance of regular dental check-ups for early detection. Dr. Klein can identify cavities during routine examinations, enabling timely interventions to prevent further damage and promote oral health.

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