Tooth fillings are used to repair a tooth damaged by tooth decay or mirror chipping. Typically placed in a single appointment. But first, Dr. Fulton will guide you in selecting a suitable filling material depending on the type of tooth that needs to be repaired.

Tooth Fillings using tooth-colored composite resin are not just an aesthetic choice but also a smart one. Unlike alternatives like silver amalgam, mainly used for tooth fillings on back teeth or sometimes baby teeth, composite resins are more appealing. Made from a harmonious blend of plastic and glass, they can be customized to mimic the appearance of your tooth enamel. This makes tooth fillings a natural tooth repair solution that is virtually unnoticeable. Moreover, these resins offer excellent durability and resistance to fracture, providing long-lasting repair for small to midsize fillings that must withstand the pressure of constant chewing.

The Procedure for Tooth Fillings

After choosing a filling material, Dr. Pham will proceed with the treatment by numbing the tooth. The tooth is then prepared by removing any decay or old damaged fillings, and then thoroughly cleaning the area. Special medication may be applied to protect the tooth if the decay was close to the tooth nerve.

Next, a composite resin that closely matches your teeth color will be selected. This high-quality material, noted for its durability and aesthetic appeal, will be precisely placed, molded, and polished. It’s a meticulous process, crafted to restore your decayed or damaged tooth to its original shape, size, and appearance. But it doesn’t end there. After the procedure, our dedicated dental team will provide you with personalized aftercare advice, ensuring your filled tooth remains strong and healthy. We aim not just to fix current issues but also to prevent future ones, promoting optimal oral health for all our patients.

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