Fillings - The Smile Center of Springdale, Arkansas
Located in Springdale, Arkansas, the Smile Center offers you excellent dental services in an atmosphere of comfort and ease. This, combined with a solid reputation for providing affordable, convenient care has made us the number one dental clinic in the area throughout our 40-year history!
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Fillings

Stop Cavities in Their Tracks.

Cavities can happen to anyone – regardless of age. The worst thing you can do is to ignore a cavity because it won’t go away on its own. Regular checkups are a must to catch a cavity in its early stage, and a filling can take of it quickly.

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What Are Fillings?

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.

 

Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.

Types of Fillings.

Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:

 

  • The components used in the filling material
  • The amount of tooth structure remaining
  • Where and how the filling is placed
  • The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
  • The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
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Treatment Options.

Before your treatment begins, your doctor will discuss with you all of your options and help you choose the best filling for your particular case. In preparation for this discussion, it may be helpful to understand the two basic types of dental fillings — direct and indirect.

 

  • Direct fillings are fillings placed immediately into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. The dentist prepares the tooth, places the filling, and adjusts it in one appointment.

 

  • Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth and makes an impression of the area to be restored. The dentist then places a temporary covering over the prepared tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory, which creates the dental restoration. At the next appointment, the dentist cements the restoration into the prepared cavity and adjusts it as needed.

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Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant as possible. No need to be nervous!

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