Fillings

Fillings

When a tooth is damaged by decay or trauma a filling is placed to restore it. When a tooth requires a filling, the dentist modifies the shape of the tooth by removing the dental decay. The affected area is then cleaned and refilled with a type of filling material.  This bonded material helps to restore the tooth back to its original shape and function.Your dentist will work with you to determine which of the many varieties of filling material is best for you. Many factors determine what should be used such as extent of repair, location or cost. We will elaborate on each filling materials below:

If a large portion of the tooth is damaged by decay or fracture then a filling may not be the best restoration and a crown may be indicated.