Dental fillings are simple restorations used to repair teeth that have sustained minor to moderate damage, such as that caused by a cavity or by minor fracturing and chipping. Fillings work by literally “filling in” the damaged portions of the tooth, restoring its original structure and function to return it to good health. In the past, dental fillings have been made using a silver amalgam material, but composite (tooth-colored) fillings are more commonly used today.
Fillings can be placed in just one appointment. When you receive a filling, our dentist will remove the damaged tooth tissue and thoroughly clean the remaining tooth to remove all traces of decay. The filling material will then be placed and shaped to match the contours of the tooth. We will finish your treatment by hardening the filling and polishing the tooth to give you a long-lasting solution for your smile.
Our dentist and team will check for signs of tooth decay or other tooth damage at each of your regular appointments. If damage is found, we will carefully evaluate the tooth to determine if a filling is needed to restore it.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of dental fillings and schedule an appointment with our dentist.