A dental filling is a direct restoration used to repair a decayed or damaged tooth and is often the first line of defense in a tooth that has been compromised. During this procedure, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area and begin by removing any decayed/structurally unsound portions of the natural tooth. Once the tooth has been so prepared, the “filling” can begin.
The most common materials used at Esthetic Family Dentistry in fillings are dental composite resins (tooth-colored synthetic material). This preference is due both to the natural result that can be achieved with composite and the capability of modern composite materials to be long lasting. Our providers are not only excellent clinical dentists… they are also artists who take great pride in giving you an esthetic restoration that will look and perform like your regular tooth!