A filling repairs and restores the surface of a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture, or wear. A dental filling strengthens the tooth. If tooth decay is not repaired at its early stages, it will worsen and more extensive dental treatments will be necessary. In addition to repair decays, dental fillings are also used to close gaps, enhance esthetics and achieve beautiful smiles.
In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by much technological advancement. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable Inlays and Onlays. We here at Pacific Dental Group will discuss your treatment options, answer questions, and provide treatments that best fit your budget and needs.
A cavity that has destroyed a part of tooth.
The cavity is removed with a drill and site is prepared.
A resin material is placed and packed in prepared site.
The resin is then polished with polish burs.