Tooth decay is one of the most common dental concerns that affects patients of all ages. Dental fillings are a routine treatment that can correct tooth decay, and cracked, broken, or worn teeth. Dental fillings allow patients to restore the integrity of their teeth and help prevent further decay or damage to the affected region.
Dr. Haddad provides cosmetic white dental fillings for patients of all ages. Resin dental fillings are durable, safe, and blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Early detection and treatment of dental caries can help avoid extensive tooth damage and the need for more advanced restorative dental procedures such as a root canal or tooth extraction.
Preventing Tooth Decay
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss daily to remove debris and plaque build-up
- Eating a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and limit your sugar intake
- Visit the dentist every 6 months for professional teeth cleaning and oral health exams
Dental Fillings: What to Expect
Dental fillings are the most conservative dental treatment for tooth decay. Dr. Haddad will address the decay by completely removing the diseased part of the tooth and thoroughly cleaning the area. The filling will then be placed for a permanent dental restoration.
Most dental fillings procedures require only a local anesthetic. For patients with dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, Dr. Haddad offers sedation dentistry options. Sedation dentistry can help patients feel completely relaxed while remaining alert and responsive during their dental treatment.
White Dental Fillings
Cosmetic dental fillings can be custom color-matched to your tooth for aesthetic results. Traditional metal fillings can be unsightly, and some have concerns about the health effects of mercury. White fillings are made from modern dental materials that are safe and effective.
Dr. Haddad also provides removal and replacement services for patients with metal fillings in their smile zone. Dr. Haddad can remove the metal filling and replace it with a cosmetic white dental filling for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Inlay and Onlay
For more advanced tooth decay, Dr. Haddad may recommend an inlay or onlay. Inlay and onlays are similar to a dental crown. This restoration may require multiple visits to our Oxnard dentist office but provide long-lasting, highly durable results. Inlays and onlays can help to secure the structure of the tooth for a more stable oral foundation.