Fillings services in Georgetown

When visiting South Georgetown Dental, maintaining the health and aesthetics of your teeth is our top priority. Should Dr. Bhanot or Dr. Pilijek discover a cavity during your examination, they will meticulously remove the decayed portions of the tooth, ensuring that all compromised material is cleared away to halt the progression of decay. This is a crucial step to prevent further deterioration and to prepare the tooth for restoration.

Once the decay is removed, the choice of filling material becomes significant. At South Georgetown Dental, we predominantly use white filling materials to restore the affected teeth. This modern dental solution is preferred for several reasons. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings are made from composite resin, which can be closely matched to the natural color of your teeth. This results in a more aesthetically pleasing and virtually invisible restoration, maintaining the natural appearance of your smile.

White Fillings

The advantages of white fillings extend beyond their cosmetic appeal. Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth structure, providing additional support to the remaining tooth material. This bonding process also allows for a more conservative preparation where less tooth structure needs to be removed. This aspect of white fillings is particularly beneficial in preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible, enhancing the overall strength and longevity of the tooth.

Leaving a cavity untreated can lead to a host of more severe dental issues. Initially, the tooth may become increasingly sensitive as the decay reaches closer to the nerve center. Over time, if the decay is not addressed, it can cause significant pain and may require more invasive treatments to resolve. For instance, a cavity that penetrates deep into the tooth can infect the pulp—the central nerve tissue of the tooth. At this stage, a root canal procedure would be necessary to remove the infected tissue and save the tooth. In the worst-case scenario, if the decay and subsequent infection are left unchecked, it could lead to the loss of the tooth entirely, necessitating even more complex dental work such as implants or bridges.

Early cavity detection

At South Georgetown Dental, our goal is to catch such problems early through regular check-ups and intervene promptly with the least invasive and most effective treatments available. This approach not only saves the patient from pain and more complex dental procedures but also helps in maintaining overall dental health for the long term.

Thus, it is crucial to address dental caries (cavities) as soon as they are detected. By choosing South Georgetown Dental for your dental care, you ensure that you receive top-notch treatment using materials that not only restore function but also blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, preserving and enhancing your smile.

We encourage all our patients to maintain regular dental check-ups and cleanings, which are key in detecting and treating cavities before they lead to more serious dental issues. Remember, taking care of a cavity now with a simple filling can save you significant discomfort and expense down the road. If you suspect you have a cavity or it’s been a while since your last dental exam, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Let us help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful!

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What Our Patients Say

At South Georgetown Dental, our patients’ happiness is our ultimate measure of success. With a consistent track record of satisfied smiles and positive feedback, we take pride in delivering exceptional dental care that leaves our patients truly delighted with their experience.
    Thomas Forrest
    Thomas Forrest

    If I could give them more stars I would!! The entire team at South Georgetown is so caring and helpful, it is always a pleasure to visit. Not something I ever thought I would say about my dentist!

      Amanda Raposo Corkum
      Amanda Raposo Corkum

      Staff at South Georgetown Dental are friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. They are also great with kids. My family and I always have a pleasant visit.

        Ariya Takhar
        Ariya Takhar

        My experience at Dr. Asha's dental clinic was truly exceptional. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease. Dr. Asha and her dental assistant, Marlene, were outstanding. I couldn't be happier with the results. Highly recommended!

          Chian Perkins
          Chian Perkins

          My family and I have been going to Dr. Asha for a while now and I can’t imagine going to another dental office. Thank you for always taking such good care of me and my family. I highly recommend!