To restore the health of a decayed tooth, Dr. Tyler Christopherson may recommend a dental filling in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Our dentist will remove the damaged section of tooth and fill the area with the dental filling material. At Christopherson Family Dentistry, we utilize composite dental fillings, which are white.
Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings
Composite dental fillings have many benefits to you and your smile. The shade of the filling material can be matched to that of your natural teeth. Because of this, they are very aesthetic. Composite fillings are a good choice for the teeth that are visible when you smile. Composite fillings bond to your tooth structure, which provides greater support for the filling. In addition to being used to treat tooth decay, composite fillings can be used to repair broken, chipped, or worn-down teeth.
Placement of Composite Dental Fillings
Before placing your dental filling, our dentist will numb the area. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the area is tested to make sure that all damaged material has been taken out. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. The composite filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is applied, it is cured with a special light. Once all of the layers are in place, our dentist will shape, trim, and polish the restoration.
We welcome you to contact Christopherson Family Dentistry at 715-952-5920 today to learn more and to set up your next visit. We look forward to reinstating the health of your smile!