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Fillings Specialist

Infinity Dental Group -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Infinity Dental Group

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Do you have a cavity? Don’t wait; head over to Infinity Dental Group, led by Leo Fierro, DDS, and Rodolfo Hernández-Morales, DDS, in San Jose, California, for a dental filling today. The practice offers fillings to protect and restore your teeth from tooth decay, cracks, and breaks. To book your filling, call the office or reach out online today.

Fillings Q&A

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are special materials with which your dentist can make small repairs on your teeth. Most often, Infinity Dental Group uses fillings to fill cavities in your teeth. 

Cavities are holes in your tooth enamel. They develop after a sticky bacteria called plaque builds up on your teeth then teams up with sugars to create a tooth-eating acid. The acid eats away at your tooth enamel until it wears down so much that a hole appears.

Cavities are painful and may lead to serious dental health issues. Fillings are a simple solution that offer many benefits to cavity-stricken teeth, including:

  • Decreased tooth pain
  • Prevention against further tooth decay
  • Protection of exposed tooth nerves
  • Tooth strengthening or tooth function restoration

Infinity Dental Group may also use fillings to repair breaks, cracks, or wear-and-tear on your teeth.

How do you place fillings?

Filling placement is a quick and simple procedure that the practice can complete in one visit. 

Before your Infinity Dental Group team begins, they administer a local anesthetic to numb the area they’re working on. That ensures that your procedure is pain-free.

Once you’re comfortable and ready, the practice removes all the decay. Next, they clean the cavity and shape it gently. 

After cleaning and shaping your cavity, Infinity Dental Group begins to layer in the filling. They harden each layer with a special light. Finally, they shape and polish the filling, so that it feels smooth and looks natural.

What materials make up dental fillings?

Dental fillings come in several materials, the most common being:

Amalgam

Amalgam fillings are silver colored fillings composed of metallic elements. Amalgam fillings are extremely durable and relatively inexpensive, but because of their color, they can stand out. 

For that reason, Infinity Dental Group generally reserves amalgam fillings for large cavities in the back of your mouth.

Composite 

Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that the practice can match to any shade. Composite fillings are composed of glass and quartz resins. They aren’t as durable as amalgam fillings, but they’re still strong. They work best as small to moderate sized fillings on teeth that perform regular chewing tasks.

Ceramic

Ceramic fillings are similar to composite fillings. They too are tooth-colored, but they’re more stain resistant than composite fillings. 

If you think you have a cavity, or you’re bothered by small cracks or breaks in your teeth, come into Infinity Dental Group for a quick and easy dental filling session. To book yours, call the office or reach out to the practice online today.