Fillings

Hyattsville Dental Care

General Dentist located in Hyattsville, MD

If you have tooth decay or minor tooth damage, help is within reach at Hyattsville Dental Care. George Harding, DDS, and his experienced team offer tooth-colored fillings at their Hyattsville, Maryland, office. To learn more about fillings or find out if they’re right for you, call Hyattsville Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Fillings Q & A

What are fillings?

Fillings at Hyattsville Dental Care are made of tooth-colored dental materials. Your dentist applies them to targeted areas of your teeth to restore and strengthen them and reduce your risk of future decay. There are many upsides to receiving fillings at Hyattsville Dental Care.

What are the benefits of dental fillings?

Some of the main benefits of dental fillings include:

  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • Comfortable fit
  • Fast, easy application
  • Restored teeth
  • Healthier teeth 

Tooth-colored fillings blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, so they’re not noticeable by other people who see you smile. Fillings are noninvasive, long-lasting, and fit comfortably in your mouth.

Are dental fillings right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental fillings, the Hyattsville Dental Care team discusses your oral health history and any symptoms you may have. They examine your teeth and gums and take dental X-rays if needed before personalizing a dental treatment that’s best for you.

If you have minor tooth decay, your dentist could recommend watchful waiting or fluoride treatment. For more severe decay or damage, they might suggest dental bonding, dental veneers, crowns, or a root canal. 

What should I expect when getting dental fillings?

When getting a filling, your dentist typically numbs the treatment area. They clean your tooth, remove any decay, and apply tooth-colored composite to the decayed or damaged areas of the affected tooth. 

Your dentist may use a special light to harden the filling before polishing your tooth and sending you home. There’s no downtime after getting a filling, so you can resume a normal routine immediately. 

How should I take care of my new filling?

Take good care of your newly restored tooth by practicing good oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, use mouthwash if your dentist recommends it, and don’t chew on ice or other hard objects. 

Call the Hyattsville Dental Care office if your filling falls off or gets damaged, and see your dentist every six months for dental cleanings and exams.

If you have minor tooth damage, pain, or decay, call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or book an appointment online today to find out if you need a filling.