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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Dave b
22:05 23 Jun 21
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Marilyn Kittle
22:03 23 Jun 21
Great staff! Very friendly.
Tim DePottey
Tim DePottey
21:04 22 Jun 21
I came in for my new patient appointment and had Brianna as my hygienist. First off, she was absolutely AMAZING! From the beginning she made me feel super welcome. My cleaning and X-rays went smooth she wasn’t rough like some hygienist are. The doctor was also welcoming when he came into the room. If I could give this place 10 stars I would! If you are looking for a new dentist stop looking because this is the place to be! Definitely recommend! 😊
Alexandria Avouris
Alexandria Avouris
23:41 21 Jun 21
Always a pleasant experience here. All of the staff are very courteous and professional, and the office is kept extremely clean. It’s a nice atmosphere.
Shelly Straw
Shelly Straw
21:10 21 Jun 21
Great place - I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! I really hate going to the dentist, so I've put things off until it's been an emergency. This place was recommended to me, and they got me right in right away when I was in immense pain. The staff is friendly and comforting, and worked with me so that I could take care of the most pressing concerns while staying within my budget. I brought my 9 year old daughter there yesterday to get her first fillings, and they were just amazing in the way they explained everything and made her feel so comfortable! I also recommended them to a friend who's dentist wanted her to wait a week for a cracked tooth. Again, they got her in that day, of course. I really can't say enough about the amazing staff and flexible hours - highly recommended!!
Shandi Heath
Shandi Heath
02:12 18 Jun 21
My family and I have been going here for 20 years and we’ve never had a bad experience !!
Dirk Nieuwenhuis
Dirk Nieuwenhuis
16:25 15 Jun 21
Dr Bundy is great , I would trust him for anything
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01:20 11 Jun 21
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Todd Hoard
Todd Hoard
21:04 09 Jun 21
Always good service, friendly staff.
Michael Yehle
Michael Yehle
01:14 30 May 21
Great care from everyone there. Very professional but kind.
Michelle Skeen Davis
Michelle Skeen Davis
21:12 17 May 21
We’ve been seeing Dr Bundy for many years now. We love everyone at this location. Mandy is awesome with cleaning our son’s teeth; Tricia is excellent with me! Everyone is very professional, helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this office!
Alishea Hammel Schuch
Alishea Hammel Schuch
21:04 17 May 21
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