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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Vicky Molloseau
Vicky Molloseau
21:10 24 Sep 21
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Renee Struck
21:16 23 Sep 21
Doctor Bundy is very nice and all of his staff. He fixed a tooth today that no one ever bothered to offer to fix for me. Very happy my friend referred me to him! Thanks
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connie rae
21:13 23 Sep 21
Had a great experience today. Not once did my daughter or I feel rushed or uncomfortable. Atmosphere is calm and happy. Staff is knowledgeable and works fantastic together as a team. The whole time we were there, I wittenessed safety/cleaning protocols being used. We were given a treatment plan and options without feeling pressured into anything.
Betty Portice- Decker
Betty Portice- Decker
21:16 22 Sep 21
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Jo Ann Farrand
21:06 20 Sep 21
In my 49 year's I never experienced such a amazing comforting visit to a Dentist office. Everyone from front desk, specialist and Dr had such comforting professionalism. I highly recommend this amazing office! My daughter and I thank you for treating us on our first visit like long time customers❤ bless you all🙏
Erica Gutierrez
Erica Gutierrez
01:34 10 Sep 21
Everyone is very nice & professional. I’ve been going there for around 20yrs, & really like everyone who works there. I’ve never had a problem with any work I’ve had done there either. 5 Star service.
Vicky Harp
Vicky Harp
21:40 07 Sep 21
My experience at the office was great!! Very friendly and caring stuff.
Laurie Bentley
Laurie Bentley
21:04 01 Sep 21
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
21:23 31 Aug 21
My family and I have been going here for a few years now and everytime it has been a great experience. The staff is amazing at getting me and my 4 kids in on the same day within the same hour. My youngest, who is 3, went to his 1st appointment recently and they were so good at making it fun for him, he wasn't scared at all.
Heather Bowman
Heather Bowman
00:11 25 Aug 21
Awesome 😎 staff and even though I dread going to the dentist 🦷 they make it pleasant.
Dawn Lamay
Dawn Lamay
21:11 24 Aug 21
If you are scared of Dentists like I am, the thought of going terrifies me. However, Dr Bundys staff and Dr Rosenbrook were truly wonderful!! The hygienist that was with me the whole visit was soo friendly and happy. I will recommend Today's Dental Comfort to anyone who is looking for a dentist.
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Jennie Papke
21:18 17 Aug 21
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