Are you experiencing tooth pain?
You strive to never need a dental filling. You can prevent the need for dental fillings by brushing and flossing daily and visiting Dr. Trinkner regularly for professional teeth cleanings and bi-annual dental exams. Although no matter how hard you try, chances are that you will develop a cavity or two in your lifetime. Fortunately, you have your local dentist to help you thorough it. Many cavities form between teeth, so it is always important to floss regularly. Visit the dentist to remove plaque and tartar from the hard to reach places. Only a dental care professional can remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth.
For our patients who do need dental fillings, Dr. Trinkner offers a range of options. Our goal is always to provide the patient with the most conservative treatment available. This means the minimal preparation of teeth with special ultrasonic instruments, and the use of highly esthetic materials such as resin and porcelain. Dr. Trinkner offers pain-free dental filling procedures in Richland County, South Carolina.
Dr. Trinkner can use dental sealants to prevent tooth decay in children and adults. Sealants are thin protective layers of special resin that covers teeth. This protective layer effectively prevents tooth decay from taking hold. Children benefit the most from this procedure because they are still growing.
About Dental Fillings
A dental filling is used to repair teeth that are decayed, worn or damaged. Dental fillings restore strength and beauty to the tooth and help protect the tooth from future damage. There are many choices in material for dental fillings. In our Columbia, SC dental office, Dr. Trinkner usually prefers to use a metal-free dental filling material for the most natural looking restoration. This type of filling is color matched to your smile for an aesthetically pleasing result. It can be used to replace old, dark fillings for an instant smile makeover.
Resin Dental Fillings
Resin dental fillings are ideal for patients who have minimal tooth decay or minor cosmetic problems. Dr. Trinkner will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth and sculpt it. It will be unnoticeable. In most cases, tooth bonding procedures are completed in a single visit. Resin dental fillings can be very durable when properly cared for, but do not last as long as a porcelain filling.
Porcelain Dental Fillings
Porcelain dental fillings may also be called inlays, onlays or partial crowns. A porcelain filling is well suited for those who have more significant damage or tooth decay, but don’t require a root canal. Dr. Trinkner will take an impression of the tooth and create a model for the laboratory where the porcelain inlay/onlay will be fabricated.
When properly cared for, dental fillings can last for many years. Call us at 803.400.8729 to schedule a cavity filling procedure with Dr. Trinkner, or request an appointment online.