Dental tooth fillings are a common solution for treating cavities and small cracks or chips in teeth, but they can also be used to rebuild broken or worn out teeth. In fact, almost everyone has had a tooth filling at some point in their life, whether for aesthetic or practical reasons.

tooth filling procedure

Materials to Choose From?

  • Composite Fillings

    Durable and ideal for rear teeth.
  • Amalgam Fillings (Silver Fillings)

    Preferred for their strength and durability.
  • Glass Ionomers

    Perfect for filling cavities and covering chipped teeth.

Tooth Filling Procedure?

Dr. Michael Long and his team use the latest dental technology and equipment to make tooth fillings as quick and comfortable as possible.

Here’s an overview of the procedure:

  • A topical anesthetic is first applied to numb the area being treated.
  • Once the anesthetic takes effect, decayed or damaged areas of the affected tooth are removed.
  • Amalgam or composite filling material is then used to restore the tooth’s shape and structure.
  • A bite check is conducted to ensure that your teeth are aligned properly. If there is any discomfort in alignment, adjustments can be made at this stage.

Other than the discomfort and pain caused by tooth decay or injury, nobody enjoys flashing a cavity or chipped tooth while speaking and eating. Dental tooth fillings are a great way to restore your bite, regain your confidence and flaunt a beautiful smile.

Benefits of Tooth Fillings

  • Tooth colored restorations blend with natural tooth shade.
  • Application is quick, comfortable and painless.
  • Fillings can reinforce damaged tooth structure.
  • They are durable and long lasting.
To schedule a dental examination and consultation with Dr. Michael Long, call
(559) 432-4850 today!