At Longview Family Dental, our dentists place dental fillings in our patients’ teeth to heal them from cavities that have developed. After a thorough cleaning and removal of decayed tissues from this area of your teeth, Dr. Gourley will fill the missing areas with state-of-the-art materials in order to restore the strength, structure and functionality of your teeth. Call us at Longview Family Dental if you want to learn more about getting a dental filling.
What is a Dental Filling?
There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Both are restorations used to repair not just cavities, but also to combat minor to moderate tooth damage. For example, if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth’s strength and function and to restore your smile to good health.
To get a filling for your damaged tooth, only one visit to our office is needed. Dr. Gourley will first extract the decayed and damaged area of your tooth, and then give it a thorough cleaning to remove all traces of decay. The tooth is then filled with the amalgum or composite material and shaped to match it to your tooth’s unique shape. Finally, the filling undergoes a hardening process to ensure a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for you. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team at Longview Family Dental. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!