A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage and imperfections of color and shape. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping, or if you just don’t care for your tooth’s color or shape. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original, ideal, beautiful shape and look as well as its ability to chew normally. There are two main types of dental fillings available: tooth-colored fillings and traditional silver fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Dr. Cowles will first remove any decayed and damaged portions of your tooth, and then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s ideal function shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is discolored, misshapen, 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 about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!