The sooner our Holland family dentist at Macatawa Smiles is able to detect a cavity, the smaller the tooth filling.
Like the name suggests, a filling is used to fill in the hole left behind after our dentist removes tooth decay. Tooth fillings will restore the strength of your tooth so you can avoid extensive dental restorations or even tooth loss.
Types of Tooth Fillings
We offer composite fillings. Many of our adult patients appreciate composite fillings because they match the color of their natural tooth enamel. Tooth-colored fillings are best for teeth that show when you smile and talk.
Tooth Filling Procedure
If your dentist discovers a cavity during your oral examination, you’ll need to treat it with a dental filling. First, your dentist will inject local anesthesia near the tooth. Once the tooth is properly numb, your dentist will drill the decayed tooth matter from the tooth and fill the resulting hole with composite resin. Dental fillings are best for small cavities that don’t compromise the structural integrity of the tooth.
Our Holland, MI, restorative dentist works hard to help patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. If you are interested in learning more about the different types of tooth fillings we offer, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.