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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Dr. Bundy is a kind, caring , excellent dentist. His dental assistant Mary is also fantastic. Dr. Bundy’s receptionists are very polite as well as very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this dental office to anyone who asked me!
Gail Willett
Gail Willett
23:13 28 Sep 20
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Tammy Lajewski
22:50 28 Sep 20
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William P. Semes
15:16 25 Sep 20
I went in for a check on my implants, and they took great care of me.
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William Semes
15:15 25 Sep 20
Very friendly, fast, and affordable!
Wendy Vanderpool
Wendy Vanderpool
08:38 21 Sep 20
The staff is warm and welcoming. Before and after the appointment the communication is flawless. It’s like a family in this office and they run like a well-oiled machine. The prices are fair and everyone works hard to make sure people enjoy their experience. Customers matter to them.
wendy wakefield
wendy wakefield
22:18 14 Sep 20
We have gone to Today’s Dental Comfort for many years and Dr. Bundy is the only dentist my now grown kids ever went to. Very good family practice.
Cindy Watts
Cindy Watts
22:30 11 Sep 20
Dr Bundys office is very professional, very clean and very friendly. I have had many appointments and procedures and have never left disappointed. I highly recommend this office.
Linda Loudermilk
Linda Loudermilk
16:15 11 Sep 20
Professional Staff throughout the office is my 1st thought. The business name if definitely perfect description. Over my five years i have experienced nothing but the best care from Dr. Bundy, the hygienists, and receptionist. They not only do their part in healthy oral care; they educate us on proper home care.The office staff always explains and discusses your monetary responsibilities for each procedure prior to. Very important to understand our cost to prepare our budget. Everyone is simply kind from entrance to exit. Very fair cost and professional 👏
Christine Ramey
Christine Ramey
10:15 11 Sep 20
I always have to give dr. Bundy and his staff 5 stars because they are just awesome! I needed some teeth pulled and I was literally dreading it because we thought there was gonna be some issues with them coming out! However dr. Bundy was able to pop em out in no time at all and without any problems! I didn't have any pain either before during or after and I couldn't believe it!! I have the best dentist ever and don't even get me started on his trusted staff of ladies! Thank you y'all!
Caroline Trice
Caroline Trice
17:44 04 Sep 20
Awesome staff, Awesome Dentist. I also wanna say they were soo helpful when it came to getting me a specialist and working with me to get the most out of my dental insurance
brian chambers
brian chambers
13:02 02 Sep 20
Love this place! To give you an idea how highly I think of Today’s Dental Comfort, I drive an hour to get there. Been doing this for years and have never considered going to a dentist closer to me. The staff are like family, very little turnover (a good sign!) and they are very fair in terms of charges & billing. Covid procedures are over and above what I understand other dental offices do. All around a wonderful place 😁🦷
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Mary Ochalek
23:16 30 Aug 20
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