Dental fillings play an important role in many services, including cavity therapy. At Steubenville Dental Studio, we are pleased to utilize composite dental fillings, which are durable and blend in discreetly with the surrounding teeth. If you need a dental filling in, we invite you to give our team a call to schedule an appointment with our dentists.
What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
How does a dental filling work?
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function.