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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Lori L.
20:40 18 Nov 22
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Ginny Stogsdill
05:48 18 Nov 22
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22:52 17 Nov 22
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22:50 17 Nov 22
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Vaughn Hubbard
02:00 17 Nov 22
My appointment was timely and I was treated very well with my questions answered and a clear treatment plan was explained. I have been a patient here for over 15 years and they always take good care of my and my family.
Annemarie McCall
Annemarie McCall
23:40 16 Nov 22
Dr. Bundy is amazing. My family really appreciates his A+ care.
Thomas Yonan
Thomas Yonan
22:05 15 Nov 22
I was pretty nervous but dr Bundy and his nurse kept me up to date on what they were doing..made me more comfortable by telling me what they were doing..I am real happy with the work dr. Bundy did..
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Alice Ward
22:39 09 Nov 22
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Angie Howser
Angie Howser
22:06 09 Nov 22
Mandie was great to work with. She went above and beyond to meet my needs. The cleaning was great and removed the stain. Thanks
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Randy Trumbo
22:04 08 Nov 22
Friendly staff, and everything was thoroughly explained 😊
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Joni Clemons
21:06 31 Oct 22
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