Tooth Fillings

Fillings Dentist Holland, MI 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.

Learn More

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

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