The sooner our Grand Rapids family dentist is 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.
If you have a tooth that requires a filling, our knowledgeable Grand Rapids dentist at Precision Family Dental will remove the decayed material, clean the affected area, and then restore the tooth with a filling material. This filling will help to prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter and cause harm to the tooth.
Composite Tooth Fillings
We offer composite fillings. Many of our patients appreciate composite fillings because they match the color of their natural tooth enamel. Tooth-colored fillings are perfect for teeth that show when you smile and talk. Composite fillings are also durable, so they’ll last for years.
A filling will restore the strength of your tooth!
Be sure to check with your dental insurance before your appointment. That way, you’ll be able to confirm that your policy covers composite fillings.
Tooth Filling Procedure
If our dentist discovers a cavity during your oral examination, you’ll need to treat it with a filling. First, our dentist will inject local anesthesia near the tooth. Once the tooth is properly numb, our dentist will drill the decayed tooth matter from the tooth and fill the resulting hole with composite resin. Fillings are best for small cavities that don’t compromise the structural integrity of the tooth.
To learn more about our tooth filling treatments or to request an appointment with our Grand Rapids tooth filling dentistAdam Piotrowski DDS, please contact us here or call our office directly at (616) 207-1280. At Precision Family Dental, we work hard to help patients maintain good oral health.