Cavities are formed when acids erode your tooth enamel. If a cavity is left untreated, your tooth can suffer serious damage and even become infected. This could lead to root canal therapy or even an extraction. To avoid these problems, our dentist, Dr. Seung Lee may suggest a dental filling in Aurora, Colorado. Fillings are an easy way to repair your tooth and, in most cases, they can be placed in a single visit. To see if you could benefit from a dental filling, call Del Mar Family Dental Care today at 303-577-0062.
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 dental 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 dentist 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. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!