At Drs. Yung & Jelinek, we’ve been saving smiles with tooth fillings in Warrenton for over 30 years. We offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings that blend in with your other teeth – there are no ugly silver fillings for others to see. Tooth fillings are one of the most common dental procedures we perform.Doctor Jim Jelinek on tooth colored fillings Read Transcript
For restoring a tooth, we use a couple different materials. We use clear resins for doing sealants, we use tooth-colored resins, or composites, for teeth that are more of an aesthetic thing. We used to also use a lot of what's called ‘glass ionomer.’ It's like a liquid when you mix it up and with a little consistency, tooth-colored, and what's cool about that is you can put it in areas that aren't an aesthetic concern areas, and it helps prevent decay because of the material that what it consists of. That’s, again, it depends on the situation and where it ends and to me, it's not like a one-size-fits-all, you got to kind of use what works well in that area, gives you the best aesthetic results or the best cavity-resistant results.
Without proper oral hygiene, it’s easy for dental decay to penetrate your tooth’s enamel over time and cause a cavity. Dental fillings are an effective way to fill in the cavity, stop decay, and restore your tooth.
Here are some ways your smile will benefit from fillings in our office:
- You’ll save your tooth from further damage and avoid extraction.
- You’ll eliminate tooth pain and make it easier to bite and chew again.
- You’ll restore your tooth’s natural function and shape with a non-metal filling.
- You’ll avoid the additional time and cost of more extensive procedures, such as root canal treatment.
Think you might have a cavity? Save your tooth and keep your smile healthy by calling our office to schedule a dental exam: 540-253-1377. We’re easy to find – near the intersection of North Hill Drive and Blackwell Road, just down the street from Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Stay Comfortable While We Place a Composite Filling
Our dentists love to help our patients look and feel better. A filling is a great way to stop dental discomfort and help you smile confidently again. If we find a cavity, here’s what we’ll do to restore your tooth:
- Numb your mouth so you don’t feel pain
- Gently remove the decay and damaged tooth material
- Clean the area to prepare it for the filling
- Place a discreet, composite resin filling to seal the area and prevent further decay
While we work, you can relax in one of our private care rooms with comforts like a pillow and headphones. Sedation is available if you’re anxious about your procedure.
Prevent Cavities With Regular Checkups & Good Oral Hygiene
You can help keep tooth decay away with good dental habits. Brush your teeth twice a day – usually morning and evening – and floss daily. Also, visit our Warrenton office every six months for regular cleanings and exams. We’ll gently clean cavity-causing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and check for any signs of decay.