If you have experienced minor to moderate tooth damage, Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel can help you with a dental filling. Dental fillings repair the damage to your smile by restoring the strength, appearance and function of the tooth in question. Dental fillings are usually recommended when:
- You have a cavity
- Your teeth are chipped
- Your teeth have minor fractures or cracks
There are two main types of dental fillings: amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored). Our caring dentists will work with you to determine which type of filling is best suited to your situation. For example, amalgam fillings are generally placed on the back teeth, while composite fillings are placed on teeth that are more visible when you smile.
Your fillings can be placed in just one short appointment at Modern Dental. Our dentists will begin by removing the decayed or damaged tooth tissue. The tooth will then be cleaned and the filling material placed and shaped to match the contours of the tooth. We will finish your treatment by hardening the filling material to provide a long-lasting result.
If you have questions about dental fillings, we invite you to call us today at (217) 698-3400 to schedule your appointment at our dental office in Springfield, Illinois.