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Fillings/Restorations

dental filling restorationA dental restoration or dental filling is used to restore the function, integrity and shape of missing tooth structure, usually caused by decay (cavity) or cracked/broken teeth.

Restoring a tooth requires two steps, (1) preparing the tooth for restoration, and (2) placement of restorative materials.

First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth and then "drill out" the decayed area. Next, your dentist will test the area to see if all the decay has been removed. Once all the decay has been removed, your dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. After the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.  The filling can be colored to match the color of your tooth.

We have several different filling materials that can be used. The location and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, and the dentist's recommendation assist in determining the type of filling material used.