If your tooth has sustained damage from cavities, fracturing or chipping, our skilled dentists may recommend a dental filling to repair the damage and restore your oral health and function. Dental fillings work by literally “filling in” the damaged tooth structure, restoring the appearance and function of the tooth. Dental fillings are usually recommended to restore minor to moderate tooth damage.
Fillings can typically be placed in a single appointment. When you receive a filling, our dentists will first clean the tooth thoroughly to remove the decayed and damaged tooth structure. The filling material is then placed into the area and sculpted to match the shape of the tooth. Our dentists will then harden the filling to complete your treatment and provide a lasting solution for your smile. We will provide an anesthetic to help ensure your comfort during this procedure.
There are two main types of fillings: amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored). During your appointment, our dentists will work with you to determine which type of filling will be most beneficial for your smile and oral health needs.
For more information about the benefits of dental fillings in Kingman, Arizona, and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry today at 928-757-3225.