A dental filing is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filing is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Your dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. He or she will then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth 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 or schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile.