Dental fillings help to restore a tooth that has been damaged by bacteria or decay. Fillings are used to seal the affected area, and this helps to keep bacteria out. The filling is used to prevent further decay or deterioration. Tooth colored fillings are made of a material that blends in with your natural tooth color. This type of filling is effective, and does not stand out like other filling materials. Many patients choose this type of filling because they would like their filling to blend in with their natural teeth. Tooth colored fillings are durable and long lasting.
During a filling procedure our doctors will use local anesthesia to numb the area and keep our patients comfortable and pain free. The decay is cleaned out of the tooth and sealed to keep future bacteria out. Depending on the filling type we will mold the filling material to match the exact shape of your tooth for a perfect fit. The filling is affixed securely to your tooth, and a blue light is used to cure the filling. Patients can return to normal activities and eat or drink directly after their filling is placed.