FILLINGS

What is a Dental Filling?

A dental filling is done to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decayed or chipped due to trauma. A filling not only restores the shape of the tooth before the damage, but also works to seal the tooth in that area to help prevent further decay.

What are the most popular Dental Filling materials?

Fillings can be completed by using a few materials but by far the most popular are composite(tooth colored) or amalgam(silver colored). Composite fillings are very popular due to the fact that the filling can match the tooth's color. Amalgam, although less popular, is a stronger material that is better to fill larger cavities in teeth.

What happens during a Dental Filling procedure?

In a standard filling procedure, a dentist will start by removing any decay and soft tooth structure in the area of the needed filling. This allows the filling material to rest against hard tooth structure for a secure fit. After all the decay is removed and the filling is prepped, a dentist will then place the filling material best for your tooth. Once the filling material is done being placed, the dentist will shape the filling so that tooth looks and feels like natural tooth structure.

How could you benefit from a dental filling?

  • To fill in a cavity
  • To reduce tooth sensitivity from hot, cold or sweets
  • To fix discoloration of a tooth
  • To fix a chip in a tooth
Call us at (602) 353-5435 to schedule an appointment
You can also request an appointment online with our request form
Request Appointment Form
Implants
A dental implant is a metal post that is placed into the jawbone to replace...
Learn More
Implants
This is some text inside of a div block.
Learn More
Comprehensive Exams
A comprehensive exam is a complete head and neck assessment done by your dentist...
Learn More
Fillings
A dental filling is done to restore a tooth that has been damaged...
Learn More
Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining your oral health.
Learn More
Dental X-Rays
X-rays are an important tool dentists use to diagnose conditions of each tooth.
Learn More
Root Canals
When a cavity reaches deep into a tooth and starts to affect the pulp of the tooth...
Learn More
Extraction/Oral Surgery
An extraction is the procedure in which a tooth is removed from the mouth.
Learn More
Crowns
A crown is a cap that is made from various materials used to cover and protect...
Learn More
Dentures/Partials
A denture is a full replacement of teeth that can be taken in and out...
Learn More