A filling is a way that your dentist can restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to normal function and shape. Before placing a filling, the dentist will provide a local anesthetic, remove all decayed tooth material and clean the area.
There are various types of fillings available; however, at All About Smiles, we use composite resins which matches the color of your teeth providing a natural appearance. In order to place a tooth-colored filling, the ingredients are mixed and placed directly into your cavity, where they harden. By closing off the spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling will help to prevent any further decay.
One of the advantages many patients like about composite fillings is that, with a good color match, it's virtually impossible to see that the tooth has been restored and because they bond directly to the enamel, they are strong and resist wear.
If you need a cavity filled and are seeking a natural-looking alternative, give us a call at (479) 621-9700 to schedule an appointment.