While it may seem overwhelming to find out you need fillings, we want to assure you that this is a common procedure that many people get. Your comfort is our top priority, so we will communicate with you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Dental fillings are used to fill cavities and repair cracked or broken teeth. Fillings can be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam, but is most commonly done with materials called composite resin fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth.

Additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings because it requires multiple layers and a special light to dry and harden the area around the filling.

To fill a tooth, a local anesthetic is applied to numb the area around the tooth. A drill instrument will be used to remove the decayed area and Dr. Patel will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. In some cases, Dr. Patel may apply a liner for your tooth to help protect the tooth and nerve before the tooth is filled. After your filling is complete, Dr. Patel will polish the tooth to make it feel smooth and natural.

The procedure can vary in time and cost depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth. If you have any questions about fillings, please call our office today.