One of the leading dental problems that many people have is tooth decay. Decayed teeth can be caused by a bacterial infection entering a cavity, or hole in the tooth. When a dental infection enters the inner chamber of a tooth, it can cause tooth pain and sensitivity. Drs. Sara and John Gotwalt provides dental fillings in Lititz, PA. Dental fillings are used to seal out tooth decay and protect teeth from further damage or infection. Dr. John Gotwalt and Dr. Sara Gotwalt work with patients as individuals to help them find the right cosmetic, general, or restorative treatment to benefit their smiles.
Receiving a Dental Filling
Before receiving a dental filling, some patients may require a root canal. This treatment cleans out the chamber, or canal that contains infected tissue inside a diseased tooth. After the inside of the tooth is cleaned, it needs to be protected with a tooth filling. A filling ensures that the tooth is stable and is strong enough to withstand regular biting forces. Drs. Gotwalt will consult with you and examine your smile to determine which type of tooth filling is right for you.
Dental Filling Options
There are multiple types of dental fillings that we may use depending on your specific dental needs:
- Dental Composites: Also known as white fillings, composite tooth fillings are tooth-colored. They also offer the most natural-looking results.
- Amalgam Dental Fillings: Made of metal, amalgam fillings are the traditional filling standard.
- Gold Dental Fillings: This type of filling provides strength and durability to damaged teeth. Gold fillings are best suited for molars in the back of the mouth that take the majority of jaw pressure.
- Porcelain Dental Fillings: Also known as inlays and onlays, these fillings blend in with patient’s smiles and protect weakened teeth.
Receive a Dental Filling Today
Contact Drs. Gotwalt for comfortable care with dental fillings by calling 717-220-4651. If you are a current patient and would like to schedule an appointment, call 717-627-6980. Request a consultation with Drs. Gotwalt online. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment and welcome any questions you have about your dental concerns.