One of the most common dental procedures used today, dental fillings are used to repair teeth that are damaged or decayed, restoring oral health and maintaining the integrity of the natural tooth. They can serve both a restorative and cosmetic purpose as part of maintaining lasting oral health.
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. Dental filling materials, which include composite, porcelain and silver amalgam, may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing.
Placing a filling typically requires just one visit. First the decayed or damaged part of the tooth is removed. Then our dentist will carefully clean the tooth and then fill it with filling material. We then shape the restoration to comfortably fit your smile and harden it with a special light.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation we one of our doctors. We do a through examination of the tooth that is causing you a problem and we will determine what type of filling is right for you. (210) 971-8989