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Dental fillings are placed to restore damaged and decayed tooth structure that has been removed or broken as a result of trauma or infection. Dental fillings are an important general dentistry procedure that supports your long term dental health and the stability of your smile.
Why Choose White Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings made of composite resin materials are metal free, highly adhesive to tooth structure and color matched to your smile for a seamless result. Dr. Moore places this type of filling to address tooth decay and minor damage in children and adults.
The unique properties of this material allow for a less invasive procedure and durable results. The composite resin is cured to the tooth surface, creating a stable and lasting seal that is considered superior to amalgam fillings. This helps minimize the risk for future decay or the breakdown of the filling material.
Do You Repair Dental Fillings?
Yes. Dr. Moore can repair or replace a damaged filling. If you have old, leaking or damaged silver fillings we can replace them with natural looking white fillings for an instant smile makeover.
Composite resin fillings are easier to repair than more traditional options, made from safe materials that will not present any concerns if damage occurs.
Routine dental care plays an important role in the maintenance of your oral health and the integrity of dental fillings. Visiting with Dr. Moore on a regular basis enables our team to spot any signs of damage or instability early on, when conservative measures can resolve the issue.
About the Dental Filling Process
The dental filling process is typically completed in a single visit using a local anesthetic which will numb the area. Dr. Moore will gently apply a topical anesthetic and then use a local to numb your tooth and surrounding tissue.
Once the area is cleaned, any damaged or decayed tooth structure is carefully removed with the goal of preserving as much as possible in the process. The filling material is colorized to match your smile and gently sculpted into place for a comfortable bite and stable fit. The final step is to cure the material with a special handheld light and polish the surface for a smooth, natural texture.