Tooth Fillings

Fillings Dentist Holland, MI

Do you have a toothache? If so, it’s important that you call our emergency dentist in Holland, MI, right away. During your appointment, Dr. Habecker will be able to diagnose and treat the source of your pain.

Dr. Habecker may recommend a filling to restore a tooth with a small cavity. But it’s important that you see us as soon as possible for treatment. Otherwise, your tooth will continue to decay and may need more intensive treatment.

Here’s what else you need to know about tooth fillings.

What Are Tooth Fillings?

As the name suggests, Dr. Habecker will use a filling to fill in the hole left behind after removing a cavity. Tooth fillings restore the strength of your smile. That way, you can avoid needing a dental crown, root canal, or extraction.

Composite Fillings

We offer composite fillings, which match the color of your natural enamel. That way, no one will be able to tell that you even have fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are perfect for teeth in the “smile zone” that are the most visible.

Composite fillings are both safe and effective for treating tooth decay. They’re also strong enough to use on back teeth, which receive a lot of pressure from the jaw while chewing.

What to Expect

If Dr. Habecker discovers a cavity, he’ll go over your treatment plan for restoring your oral health. Once you understand what to expect, we’ll begin to prepare you for the procedure.

First, we’ll inject a local anesthetic into the soft tissue by your tooth. You’ll feel a small pinch but this sensation will quickly give way to numbness.

Once you’re numb and comfortable, Dr. Habecker will remove the decayed tooth structure. He’ll then build the tooth back up with a composite resin filling.

Dental fillings are great for small cavities. This is because they don’t compromise the structural integrity of the tooth.

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced dentist in Holland, MI. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To request an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team