Cavity FillingsAn Overview
Tooth decay occurs in patients of all ages from young children to senior citizens. A healthy diet, routine dental cleanings and six-month oral checkups can help prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is a common dental concern that caught early can be treated using a dental filling.
Most patients will need a dental filling at some point in their lives.
Dental fillings can be made from high-quality dental grade porcelain or from a highly durable amalgam metal material. Cosmetic white fillings are color matched to blend seamlessly with your tooth for a cosmetic result. The type of filling you choose will vary depending on the location and depth of the cavity. Dr. Kaplan also offers inlay and onlay options for repairing more advanced decay.
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I just had my first appointment and had a great experience from the front desk to the chair. My hygienist, Angela was very thorough and Dr. Kaplan was very knowledgeable. Looking forward to the continued relationship.Renee H.
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Cavity Fillings What to Expect
Dental fillings a routine procedure for the treatment of tooth decay that can typically be completed in just one visit to our Cincinnati, OH dentist office. Dr. Kaplan will administer a local anesthetic numbing the area to be treated. Patients who choose sedation dentistry will discuss their options with Dr. Kaplan prior to treatment.
Once the patient is comfortable Dr. Kaplan will be the dental filling procedure. First, the diseased tissue will be removed from the tooth. The tooth will be cleaned and prepared for the filling material.
The filling will be injected into the prepared area. Dr. Kaplan adjusts the material to create a seamless application. The material will then be hardened into place using a special light.