Dental Fillings and Sealants

Dental Fillings and Sealants in Clearwater, FL

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage, also to effectively restore teeth following safe removal of dated amalgam restorations that contain mercury. Dr. Andre Bandeira may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. At Sunset Point Dental Dr. Andre Bandeira only uses white composite fillings that do not contain metals or mercury. The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. Dr. Andre Bandeira will then fill the tooth with the white filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is cured with a special blue light for a lasting restoration. If your tooth is decayed or damaged, or you wish to have your old metallic restorations safely removed a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call Dr. Andre Bandera or visit us today at Clearwater, FL to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Dental Sealants:

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. Dental sealants effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Dental sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing, and flossing can’t reach. Easy to apply, dental sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.

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