At our practice, we understand that cavities and other damage to your teeth can cause discomfort, pain, and other issues. That’s why we offer dental filling services to help restore your teeth and give you back your healthy, beautiful smile.
What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is a procedure that involves placing a material in a cavity or on the surface of a tooth to restore its function and structure. This material is usually a composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. The composite resin is applied in layers, dried, and polished for the most natural-looking finish.
Why Would I Need a Dental Filling?
Dental fillings can be used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities, chips, cracks, or fractures. Dental fillings can also be used to replace old or worn fillings or to fill in spaces between teeth.
What is the Procedure for a Dental Filling?
The procedure for a dental filling typically takes one or two visits to our office. During your first visit, we will clean the area around the tooth to be filled and then apply a local anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We will then use a drill to remove the decayed area, clean the area, and prepare it for the filling. Once the area is prepared, we will apply the composite resin in layers, dry it, and polish it. During your second visit, we will check the filling to make sure it fits properly and that it looks natural. We may need to make some adjustments to the filling if necessary.