Cavities can cause small holes in your back teeth, the molars and premolars, and need to be treated so they don’t cause bigger holes and in extreme cases, tooth loss. Your dentist will use a dental filling to fill in the hole and restore the health of the tooth. The filling will help prevent further decay from building up on the tooth. Fillings can also be used to repair teeth that are cracked or broken.

Signs You Need A Dental Filling

  • Tooth pain when biting or chewing food
  • Tooth is sensitive to cold or hot foods or drinks
  • Floss tears in a certain spot
  • A fractured, chipped or broken tooth

Often, patients don’t realize they have a cavity as the symptoms can be subtle or unnoticeable. That’s why it is important to keep up with your regular dental checkups so your dentist can catch any issues before they become bigger problems. If your dentists suspects a cavity they will take x-rays to determine if it is indeed a filling. Cavities are seen as dark areas on the tooth in an x-ray.

Filling Procedure

In the case of a cavity filling, your dentist will first administer local anesthesia to the area around the tooth. The dentist will then clean out any decay from the tooth and clean the area. It will then be shaped to prepare it for the filling.

The dentist will then fill it with a strong composite resin. The composite resin is matched to the color of your teeth to achieve a natural appearance. The material is then hardened and shaped in order to maintain the integrity of your bite. To finish, the dentist will polish the tooth.

If you have questions or concerns about fillings please call our office at (810) 736-9778 to speak to one of our caring staff.

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Donna Skinner Andrews
Donna Skinner Andrews
12:23 09 Aug 22
Very friendly staff. Inviting environment. Timely appointment.
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Jerin Herriman
Jerin Herriman
21:22 08 Aug 22
Very competent and gentle work. Dr Bundy is an artist. The hygienists are all very nice and very skilled. Best dental office ever!
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Theo Gantos
21:07 04 Aug 22
Friendly, efficient & newer equipment that I liked. All around good experience!
Carol Shelley
Carol Shelley
21:42 01 Aug 22
This office is clean, efficient and has exceptional staff! The Dental Practitioner is very knowledgeable and is always polite as well. He also answers all your questions without being dissmissive.
We never wait too long for our appointments. They answers calls promptly and/or return calls in the same manner.

I highly recommend this dental practice.
Heather Hains
Heather Hains
12:49 30 Jul 22
I am always extremely satisfied with Today’s Dental. They are pleasant, friendly and professional. I am not a fan of going to the dentist and I have had a lot of work done through the years. Since I started going here I am never nervous about or dreading my appointment. I will never go anywhere else!
Penney Neff
Penney Neff
23:46 27 Jul 22
I had lost a crown and was able to be seen first thing the following morning. Super friendly staff and Dr Rosenbrook is always friendly and gentle
Linda Rudd
Linda Rudd
22:18 27 Jul 22
The staff is not only pleasant to be around, they also do a fantastic job! Chipped my front crown less than a week ago & they were able to get me in & fixed it already! They also do a drawing for a free sweatshirt monthly & there’s nothing i love more than a chance at free clothes 🤣
Mycaela Barden
Mycaela Barden
22:04 27 Jul 22
Absolutely the best most professional dentist I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The hygienist is very careful and highly skilled. I am very lucky to have found this office ! !
Jack Newland
Jack Newland
21:44 27 Jul 22
The staff at Today’s Dental Comfort is always friendly professional and always greet you when you come in. Dr Bundy is a great doctor friendly and is very gentle when he have to give you a shot in your mouth. I’ve been going to today’s dental comfort for many years and love it. If you’re looking for a dentist I would recommend going to today’s dental comfort you won’t be disappointed.
Cheree Belew Loper
Cheree Belew Loper
21:14 27 Jul 22
Excellent staff prompt Courteous service for the patients best interest in mind
Virgil Phelps
Virgil Phelps
17:05 27 Jul 22
They respect my time, no long waits, they are friendly yet efficient. Also I've had no serious dental issues under the care of Tricia and Dr Bundy.
Rhonda Groves Young
Rhonda Groves Young
21:03 25 Jul 22
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