What is a filling?
A dental filling is a basic restoration used to repair a tooth that has experienced minor to moderate damage. To place a filling, our dentist removes the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. After thoroughly cleaning the tooth, he fills the space that is left with the chosen filling material. Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann carefully sculpts the filling to fit the shape of the tooth and to match your bite, and then he hardens the restoration. This entire process can be completed in just one comfortable visit to our office.
Do I need a filling?
If your tooth has been damaged by decay or trauma, a dental filling in Virginia Beach, Virginia, may be needed to restore the structure and health of the tooth. There are two main types of fillings available, amalgam and composite, and our dentist will help you determine which kind is best suited to your personal dental needs and desires. Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals and are silver in color. These restorations are usually more affordable and are regarded as very durable. Composite fillings are created from composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material; this means that your composite restoration will blend in beautifully with your smile’s natural appearance. Composite fillings may also require less removal of tooth structure than amalgam restorations.
To learn more about dental fillings and the other restorations we offer, we welcome you to call or visit us today.