Dental fillings are a standard restorative dental procedure. Fillings are made up of dental material, such as tooth-colored resin, that can patch up any gaps or holes in the tooth to reinforce it and keep bacteria from getting in.

At Hudson Family Dental in Union City, NJ, we offer both tooth-colored fillings so you can choose the kind that’s right for you. Our dentist will discuss which material would be best for your situation.

How Do Fillings Help?

When tooth decay starts to erode your teeth, dental fillings can repair the damage and stop the decay from getting worse. They can also be used if the tooth’s surface has become damaged or worn down, such as from teeth grinding. Fillings make damaged teeth strong again and keep bacteria from coming back to the weakened area. They also allow you to use your tooth without worrying about pain or sensitivity.

Do Fillings Hurt?

While the dentist may need to drill into the tooth to place a filling, the procedure doesn’t hurt. Many fillings can be done without even using anesthesia. If you’re nervous about the procedure or if it’s a deeper cavity, though, a local anesthetic is available so that you won’t feel it at all.

Fillings only take one appointment to complete. Once the material hardens and the anesthesia wears off, you can eat and drink like you usually would.

If you’d like to know whether fillings are right for you, call our Union City, NJ dental office and make an appointment today!

Hudson Family Dental

Dr. Jasmeet Khurana

Dr. Jasmeet Khurana received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.

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