A cavity in your tooth, no matter how small, should not be ignored. Even the smallest cavity is still large enough to admit bacteria that can create an infection. If one of your teeth is starting to show signs of decay, such as a change in color or a cavity, talk to our dentist, Dr. Carter Reeves and his associates, about a composite filling in Ashburn, Virginia. Don’t wait until the pain from a cavity becomes unbearable. Call 571-465-2114 today to schedule an appointment with First Impression Dental.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity), or if a 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. Our office provides our patients with composite fillings. Composites, which are also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, have become very popular in recent years. They require less drilling than amalgam fillings and contain no metal. A composite filling is very strong, and our dentist can shade it so that it blends in with the surface of your tooth. This is one of the most popular features of composite fillings since they are almost unnoticeable to other people.
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 the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth 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!