What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are a type of dental restoration used to treat tooth decay. There are two basic types of dental fillings in Smyrna, Georgia and our knowledgeable dentist will help determine which is right for you. White fillings, also called tooth-colored or composite fillings, are made of a special composite resin material that can be matched to the natural shade of your teeth. They are most often used to maintain the aesthetic of your smile while treating tooth decay. Amalgam fillings are made of metal and considered long lasting and durable. The type of dental filling that will work best for you depends largely on your individual needs and desires.

How are dental fillings placed?

It generally takes only one visit to our office to place a dental filling. If necessary, local anesthesia is used to numb your tooth. Then, our skilled dental team gently removes all decay and damage. The dental filling is then placed and sculpted to fit your bite. When perfectly fitted, the filling is hardened with a special light and polished. At Manders Dental Center, we work hard to provide high-quality, painless dental fillings to restore your beautiful smile. For more information on dental fillings, we encourage you to contact us today.