Fillings

Hyun S. Bang, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Roughly nine out of 10 adults in the United States have had dental cavities in their permanent teeth. Since cavities are so common and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated, the team at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, provide fillings for patients of all ages in San Francisco. If you need a filling or have a toothache, click on the online scheduler to book your appointment. You can also call the office directly to speak with a team member.

Fillings Q & A

Why do I need a filling?

A filling is often the best solution for restoring your tooth if you have decay or damage. Getting a filling at the first sign of decay can even prevent more invasive treatments, such as a root canal or crown. Your dentist may recommend a filling to:

  • Close off spaces where bacteria can hide
  • Treat tooth cracks or fractures
  • Prevent further tooth decay
  • Strengthen your tooth

Filling materials are perfectly blended into your natural tooth to bring your tooth back to its normal shape, function, and appearance.

What happens when I get a filling?

The dental experts at the practice of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, specialize in gentle dental techniques, so you can get the essential filling you need with little to no discomfort. After thoroughly numbing your gums, your dentist carefully drills away any decay and reshapes your tooth.

Once your tooth is prepped, your dentist cleans your tooth and applies the tooth-colored composite filling. They may apply a specialized light to help the composite material harden and bond to your tooth.

The final step involves polishing your treated tooth and filing down any areas that feel abnormal, so your bite feels entirely natural and comfortable. With no downtime needed, you can return to all of your normal activities after your filling treatment.

How long do dental fillings last?

The dentists at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, use only the most advanced BPA-free, high-grade composite material for safe, effective, and lasting filling results.

Even though your filling itself won’t decay, your natural tooth certainly can, which is why good oral hygiene is essential.

As long as you’re diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings, your dental fillings can last for up to a decade (sometimes longer).

The expert dentists at Hyun S. Bang, DDS, counsel you on how to help your fillings last as long as possible and teach you which foods you should start avoiding.

Schedule your dental filling appointment at the office of Hyun S. Bang, DDS, today. Book either online or over the phone.