If you have a tooth that is damaged, cracked, or chipped, our dentist may recommend a tooth-colored or metal filling to restore your tooth to its ideal comfort.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function.
Because each type of filling has distinct advantages, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your options. To set up your appointment and to learn more about the benefits of a dental filling in Roanoke, Va, we invite you to visit or call our team today.