In the case of minor damage or decay, a dental filling may be used to restore a tooth. The decayed portion of the tooth is first removed, leaving behind a hole or void, which is then filled with a tooth-colored composite filling material. This durable composite material replaces the missing tooth structure and seals the tooth, preventing any bacteria from entering the tooth in this area.
Patients should keep in mind that not all cavities can be treated with a filling. Dental fillings are only appropriate for repairing teeth with minor damage or decay. Teeth with more extensive damage will require further treatment.
We take great pride in our dental fillings at Kirby Smiles. The first step to receiving a restoration is to make a visit to Kirby Smiles. We will examine your tooth and decide whether or not a filling is appropriate. Call us today at (281) 941-5488 to schedule an appointment.