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Tooth Filling Centreville, VA

Tooth FillingAn Overview

Most patients will receive a tooth filling to address tooth decay at some point in their life. Centreville, VA dentist, Dr. Nadder Hassan uses either metal amalgam or high-quality dental resin that can be color matched to blend naturally with the tooth in his tooth filling treatment. Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure most commonly used to repair damage caused by tooth decay. A tooth filling is a treatment option used when decay is caught in the earliest stages of development. A cavity filling is designed to prevent future decay or damage and to restore the integrity of the tooth structure.

Tooth decay is an unfortunate dental problem especially prevalent among children and adolescents. A tooth cavity is commonly caused by plaque buildup. Good oral hygiene and routine dental care are the keys to minimizing your risk of tooth decay, thus minimizing your risk of needing a tooth filling, and can provide the foundation for lifelong dental health.

Types of Dental Fillings

Which type of tooth filling you receive will depend on your cosmetic concerns, budget and how damaged the tooth is. Dr. Hassan offers the following types of dental fillings in his Centreville, VA dentist office:

Amalgam Filling – This is a traditional tooth filling that is made from metal and looks like silver. Patients looking for an economical way to treat tooth decay may choose an amalgam dental filling. Some patients choose to replace their old amalgam fillings with white resin fillings for a more aesthetic smile.

Resin Dental Filling – A resin dental filling is mercury free, highly durable, and decay and stain resistant. A white tooth filling can be matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your smile and are nearly indistinguishable from the natural tooth. For patients with an amalgam filling in their “smile-zone,” Dr. Hassan may suggest replacing them with a resin tooth filling for a more natural looking smile.

Inlay & Onlay – A dental inlay or onlay is often referred to as a partial dental crown. This type of tooth filling is used to restore a tooth with more advanced tooth decay. If large areas of the tooth have been damaged by decay, or if the decay is in a deep crevice of a tooth, and inlay or onlay is a more conservative treatment than a tooth extraction and more secure than a traditional tooth filling.

I've come here three times, twice for routine cleaning and once for Filling repair (fillings I had done at another office were not done correctly). What can I say this office is amazing. I used to HATE going to the dentist. But the staff, front to back in Dr. Hassan's…Jon
Dr. Hassan and his staff are completely amazing! They really know how to make you feel like family. I am grateful to have found such an amazing Dentist, who's done such an amazing job. I would recommend Dr. Hassan to everyone!Beverly F.
The best dentist and support staff my family has ever encountered. I have a serious fear of dentists and Dr Hassan and his whole office has treated me with respect and understanding with solutions to my irrational craziness... They have managed my care with such kindness and empathy i feel…Ginette B.
My husband and I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time. We've tried four dentists before and every time just got disappointed because instead of providing a good service, they tried to get as much money from us as they possibly could. Today, I went to…Anna D.

Tooth Filling What to Expect

Tooth Filling Process

Although many patients become slightly anxious at the thought of a tooth filling, it is a relatively simple procedure that should produce minimal discomfort with the use of a local anesthetic. For patients experiencing dental anxiety, Dr. Hassan also offers sedation dentistry options for their optimal comfort.

In most cases, your tooth filling can be placed during a single visit to our Centreville, VA dentist office. Using a local anesthetic for your comfort, Dr. Hassan will prepare the affected tooth by removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning the area. Once cleaned and prepared, he will then skillfully place the resin or amalgam material and sculpt it into place. This will provide you a natural looking and comfortable surface for normal chewing and speaking. Your tooth filling should last for many years with good oral hygiene and routine dental care.

Dr. Nadder Hassan, DDS

Why choose Manassas Smiles?

Dr. Nadder Hassan provides a full range of dental services at Manassas Smiles in Northern VA. Personalized care using quality materials and advanced technology is the foundation of your family-friendly dental practice serving patients and families in many local communities.

Our team places an emphasis on patient education and a conservative approach to your oral health care. Our goal is to serve as a partner in your health care, working with you to maintain a healthy, beautiful, and lasting smile.

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