General & Preventative : Fillings

What are fillings?

A term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, plastic or porcelain.

What are the benefits?

Limits damage caused by trauma and dental cavities, dental caries, or dental decay
Protects the remaining tooth structure from further damage
Reestablishes adequate function of the tooth
Helps prevent damage to the nerve of the tooth
Helps prevent tooth loss
Makes it easier to clean your teeth
Lowers the bacterial count in your mouth
Helps you achieve and maintain fresh breath

How is it done?

The damaged tooth structure will be removed until only healthy tooth structure remains. Once the dental filling has been placed inside the tooth, it will be properly shaped, smoothed and polished. Your bite will be adjusted until closing feels natural and you can floss between your teeth. We will also check to make sure that food will not be trapped between your teeth and your new dental filling.