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Dental Fillings Manassas, VA

Dental FillingAn Overview

A tooth filling is a routine dental procedure most commonly used to repair damage caused by tooth decay. Dental fillings are a conservative treatment option used when decay is caught in the earliest stages of development. Dental fillings are designed to prevent future decay and to restore the integrity of the tooth structure.

Tooth decay is a common oral disease that affects patients of all ages. Children and adults should practice diligent oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly to help prevent tooth decay. Manassas Smiles offers comprehensive dentistry for children and adult patients in our welcoming, modern Manassas, VA dentist office.

Routine dental health exams can help Dr. Hassan catch tooth decay early. Tooth decay left untreated can cause damage to the surrounding teeth and gums and compromise the patient’s overall oral health. Tooth decay can eventually lead to an infected root canal, tooth loss or gum disease. Progressive tooth decay may require more extensive treatment such as a root canal or tooth extraction. Dr. Hassan will always attempt to preserve as much of the tooth as possible.

Dental Fillings

Fillings are made from either metal amalgam or high-quality dental resin that can be color matched to blend naturally with the tooth. Dr. Hassan may use an inlay or onlay for patients with larger areas of decay.

  • Amalgam Fillings- These traditional fillings are made from metal and look like silver. Patients looking for an economical way to treat tooth decay may choose amalgam dental fillings. Some patients choose to replace their old amalgam fillings with white resin fillings for a more aesthetic smile.
  • Resin Dental Fillings- Resin fillings are mercury free, highly durable, and decay and stain resistant. White dental fillings can be matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your smile and are nearly indistinguishable from the natural tooth. For patients with amalgam fillings in their “smile-zone,” Dr. Hassan may suggest replacing them with resin fillings for a more natural looking smile.
  • Inlay & Onlay- An dental inlay or onlay is often referred to as a  partial dental crown.  This type of dental 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 dental filling.
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Dr. Hassan and Dr. Mena are fantastic. 100% professional and kind. The staff is perhaps the most optimistic staff I have ever encountered. I didn't even know I had a crack in a tooth and Dr. Mena put a crown on it. So happy I found them.Christy W.
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Manassas Smiles is one of the best dental practice in the area. When I call a doctor's office, it's usually during business hours and I have a job to get back to, I don't have the time to sit and wait on hold. I appreciate that I am not left…Jodi C.

Dental Filling What to Expect

A dental filling is a routine dental procedure typically completed in just one visit to our Manassas, VA dentist office. The procedure causes little to no discomfort, often accompanied by the use of a local anesthetic. For patients experiencing dental anxiety, Dr. Hassan also offers sedation dentistry options for their optimal comfort.

Dr. Hassan begins the dental filling treatment by gently removing the damaged or diseased tissue from the affected tooth. Then he will thoroughly clean the tooth. The dental filling material will be used to replace the removed tissue. Dr. Hassan gently sculpts the resin or amalgam material into place. Once both Dr. Hassan and the patient is satisfied with the look and fit of the filling, Dr. Hassan uses a  special blue light to activate the drying agent in the resin. The dental filling hardens and forms a tight bond to the tooth, sealing out the possibility of future decay.