A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health. Instead of using traditional metal fillings, we use mercury-free material that is safer for your teeth and does not weaken over time.
There are two main types available: tooth-colored fillings and porcelain fillings. A tooth-colored filling is beneficial to your teeth because it does not contain harmful mercury that often weakens your teeth over time. Porcelain fillings offer the benefit of appearing more natural than metal fillings and can be matched to suit the natural shade of your teeth.
The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Dr. Laurie will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentist for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health. We invite you to call Exceptional Dentistry today at 702-463-8600 to learn more about dental fillings in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can schedule your next appointment with Dr. Laurie Bloch-Johnson. We look forward to caring for your smile!