Fillings & Restorations
Placing fillings are one of the most common procedures we perform in our practice. Depending on many factors such as: the condition of the tooth, severity, and location of decay, there are several materials we commonly use to restore decayed teeth. However, we primarily place tooth colored resin based composite fillings that are both durable, and virtually undetectable. With the aid of the latest technology in digital x-ray imaging, our doctors are better able to accurately locate, and diagnose tooth decay.
If the determination has been made that a tooth has decay (a cavity) and can be restored with a filling, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed and shaped by the dentist. Filling material is then placed in the portion of the tooth that was removed thus restoring the tooth to its original shape.