A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health. At our office, we provide composite fillings to our patients. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are very durable and require less drilling than amalgam or other fillings. They are very popular because they do not contain metal and because the composite can be blended to match the surface of your tooth. This makes it mostly unnoticeable to other people.
The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentists for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentists and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!