What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings, a common dental restoration, are a great solution for those who have experienced decay or damage to their tooth enamel, most often in the form of cavities. Dental fillings aim to restore the strength of your original tooth structure after we have removed all decay from your tooth’s surface. There are many types of dental fillings available, including metal and gold. Dr. Moody is proud to also offer a modern, beautiful alternative, known as white fillings. White fillings, also referred to as tooth-colored or composite fillings, are made from composite resin, a durable type of plastic. White fillings are ideal for those looking for a strong yet attractive restoration.
How are dental fillings made?
To make your dental filling in Anchorage, Alaska, our dentist will first remove all damage from your tooth enamel and then thoroughly clean the tooth’s surface. Your choice of filling material is then placed directly onto the surface of your tooth. Because dental fillings are malleable like putty when first applied, we are able to sculpt and shape your filling until it fits perfectly on your tooth. Then, once the filling is complete, we will harden it and polish it for a beautiful shine.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, you may have a cavity and need a dental filling. Our team at Alaska Dental Arts would love to help you schedule your appointment and invite you to call our dental office today. We hope to hear from you soon.