The sooner our Grand Rapids dentists are able to detect a cavity, the smaller the tooth filling.
Like the name suggests, a dental filling is used to fill in the hole left behind after our dentist removes tooth decay.
A filling will restore the strength of your tooth so you can avoid extensive dental restorations or even tooth loss.
Types of Tooth Fillings
We offer silver amalgam and composite fillings. Many of our adult patients appreciate composite fillings because they match the color of their natural tooth enamel. Tooth-colored fillings are best for teeth that show when you smile and talk.
A filling will restore the strength of your tooth!
Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are less expensive and more durable. Be sure to check with your dental insurance before your appointment, as many companies only cover silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth Filling Procedure
If your dentist discovers a cavity during your oral examination, you’ll need to treat it with a filling. First, your dentist will inject local anesthesia near the tooth. Once the tooth is properly numb, your dentist will drill the decayed tooth matter from the tooth and fill the resulting hole with silver amalgam or composite resin. Fillings are best for small cavities that don’t compromise the structural integrity of the tooth.
The Grand Rapids dentists at GR Family Dental work hard to help patients maintain beautiful healthy smiles. If you are interested in learning more about the different types of tooth fillings we offer, give us a call at (616) 455-3020.
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