If you have minor tooth damage or decay, fillings at the office of family dentist Mark F. Rindge, DDS, in Los Gatos, California, might be the simple solution you need to restore your tooth and prevent further damage. Dr. Rindge and his expert team offer tooth-colored fillings that perfectly blend in with your teeth to improve your smile without invasive procedures, pain, or downtime. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online at the first sign of tooth decay.
Tooth-colored fillings are dental restoration materials that match the white color of your natural teeth. Dr. Rindge might recommend a filling if you have:
If he detects tooth decay or damage in its early stage, a filling might be all you need to fully restore your tooth. Fillings help strengthen teeth, improve their structure and function, and prevent future damage.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a tooth-colored filling, Dr. Rindge and his team review your symptoms and dental history. They take X-rays and examine your teeth and gums. In the case of severe tooth damage he might recommend an inlay, onlay, crown, or root canal instead.
Getting a filling is a fast, painless procedure. Dr. Rindge may first numb the affected area to ensure optimal comfort during your treatment.
He cleans your tooth, removes decay, and dries the tooth. Dr. Rindge then places tooth-colored filling materials on areas of your tooth affected by a crack, cavity, or decay. He might use a special light to harden fillings at an accelerated pace. There’s no downtime afterward, so you can resume daily activities right away.
Fillings are long-lasting if you care for them properly. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar to prevent tooth decay. Brush twice a day, floss at least once daily, and see Dr. Rindge and his team for routine dental cleanings and exams.
Don’t chew on hard objects like ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, or open packages with your teeth. Wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth. Call the office if your filling gets damaged or falls out.
Don’t let minor tooth damage or decay progress to serious dental complications. Schedule an appointment at the office of Mark F. Rindge, DDS, over the phone or online to find out if a tooth-colored filling is right for you.