Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and shape. The process involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth, cleaning the affected area and then filling the cavity with a material that hardens in place. This restoration helps prevent further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter.

When you visit Value Dental of Reno for a filling, we focus on your comfort and wellbeing throughout the procedure. We start by numbing the area around the affected tooth to ensure you feel no discomfort. Next, our dentist will carefully remove the decayed and weakened tooth material and thoroughly clean the area to prepare it for the filling. The chosen filling material is then placed in the clean cavity and shaped to match the contours of your tooth. Once the filling is in place, we polish it to ensure that your bite remains comfortable and the filling feels smooth.

After receiving a dental filling, it is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold in the first few weeks. We recommend avoiding very hot or cold foods and beverages if the sensitivity persists. Good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, will help extend the life of your new filling and prevent future decay. Regular checkups allow us to monitor the integrity of your fillings and overall dental health.

We are committed to providing you with a comfortable experience and top-notch dental care. If you have any questions about dental fillings in Reno, Nevada or wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Keith Duane McGruder, please contact us at 775-446-7623. Together, we can keep your smile healthy and beautiful.