What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is a restoration commonly used to repair a tooth with a cavity or other minor damage. A filling is used to fill in the empty space left in the tooth enamel after the decay and damage have been removed. After removing the decay from the tooth, our gentle dentists will thoroughly clean the tooth and fill it with the filling material. They then sculpt the filling to match the natural contours of your tooth and comfortably fit your bite. The dental filling is then hardened with a special light.

Do I need a dental filling?

If your tooth is damaged by minor to moderate decay or injury, Dr. Huber, Dr. Pelkey and Dr. Shumway may recommend a dental filling in Grove City, Ohio. There are two basic types of dental fillings: composite fillings and amalgam fillings. Composite fillings, which are sometimes called tooth-colored or white fillings, are made of a resin material and are tinted to match your natural tooth color. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are made of a mixture of metals and are sometimes referred to as silver fillings. We will help you determine which type of dental filling is right for your personal dental needs and goals. We invite you to contact us today at Ohio Urgent Dental Care to learn more about dental fillings. We are dedicated to improving your dental health!