Dental fillings are used to replace areas of tooth that have decayed. We offer both composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings as well as amalgam (metal) fillings. Fillings are ideal for maintaining the health and structural integrity of your teeth when decay has occurred. With early treatment, fillings are small and have little to no impact on the tooth’s pulp.
We will perform a dental examination to check for any signs of cavities. In some cases, x-rays are needed to check for hard-to-find cavities in the mouth. Most patients who need a filling can safely have the procedure done. If the decay in the tooth has been allowed to reach the inner pulp, we may suggest a root canal rather than just a filling.