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FILLINGS

To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

What’s a Temporary Filling and Why Would I Need One?

Temporary fillings are used under the following circumstances:

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For fillings that require more than one appointment — for example, before placement of gold fillings and for certain filling procedures (called indirect fillings) that use composite materialsreating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

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Following a root canal
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To allow a tooth’s nerve to “settle down” if the pulp became irritated
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If emergency dental treatment is needed (such as to address a toothache)
Temporary fillings are just that; they are not meant to last. They usually fall out, fracture, or wear out within a month. Be sure to contact your dentist to have a temporary filling replaced with a permanent one. If you don’t, the tooth could become infected or you could have other complications.

Our West Windsor Dental Location

Address:

330 Princeton Hightstown Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
P. (609)-799-2929

Appointment Times

Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: (Phones are answered but no appointments) 9am - 4pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: We are open One Saturday Per Month. Call to schedule your appointment
Sunday: Emergencies Only

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