Restore tooth structure, restore your health.
Strong teeth are vital to good health. But over time, the function, integrity, and form of a tooth’s structure can decay. Dental fillings repair cavities, cracked or broken teeth, and teeth worn down by misuse.
When is a dental filling necessary?
The tell-tale signs of tooth decay—pain or sensitivity around the affected area—alerts you and your dentist to a cavity, a cracked tooth, or over-worn teeth. To diagnose a cavity, we’ll perform a series of tests,
including (but not limited to):
These tests will lead to a diagnosis & treatment plan.
What kind of fillings are there?
Stages of Dental Fillings
Your dentist will numb the area with local anesthesia. Once past this quick injection, you won’t feel a thing!
We’ll clean out the tooth cavity or old filling, removing all decayed tooth structure before proceeding.
The dental filling is then designed and inserted into the cavity, ready to protect your tooth from future decay.
Finally, your dentist will polish the filling, ensuring that it’s smooth and properly shaped. A bite test will be conducted to make sure the new filling hits the opposing teeth correctly.