Fillings are the most common dental treatment and are needed when small to medium tooth decay, known as cavities, have started and need to be removed to prevent further damage to the tooth. The decay is drilled out of the tooth and the area is disinfected from any bacteria. A filling material is put on the tooth and shaped to replace the decayed area. Fillings can also repair teeth that have been chipped.
Composite resin is the material of choice at our office, providing strength and esthetics.