Our dentist may recommend a dental filling in order to preserve a cracked or decayed tooth, preventing the need for a root canal or extraction. Dr. Lara Perry, Dr. Justin Loftin, Dr. Natalia Verona, and Dr. Lauren Sweeney will typically recommend a dental filing over a dental crown if the damage is small and the majority of the tooth can be saved. Please feel free to contact Hill Country Dental at 830-626-1002 or 830-460-3400 to learn whether you require a dental filling in New Braunfels, Texas.
What are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentist for a lasting restoration.