Dental fillings provide a stable environment for teeth that have been affected by cavities, tooth decay, fractures, or chips in the enamel. Dr. Jacob McLauchlin of MAC Dental in Nixa, MO usually recommends patients receive composite resin fillings because they blend naturally with your existing teeth.
For patients looking to change their preexisting dental filling, we also offer the removal of mercury fillings. Most dentists recommend replacing metal dental fillings with composite resin fillings due to their stability and aesthetic.
Benefits of Composite Resin Fillings
Many dentists are recommending the use of composite resin fillings because they are very beneficial to their patients. Some of the benefits include:
- Composite resin fillings match closely with your existing teeth
- Dentist don’t need to do as much prep work
- A special light is used to cure composite resin fillings. Which requires less time to apply your new filling
- Easily repairable if damaged for any reason
- Composite resin filling are a durable and stable addition to your natural tooth
What To Expect
A dental filling can usually be completed in just one short visit. At the beginning of the procedure, Dr. McLauchlin will apply a local anesthetic to help numb the designated area. Once the area is numb, he will remove any tooth decay from the tooth and reshape it to get it ready for your chosen filling. If a composite white resin filling is used, Dr. McLauchlin will administer the filling and cure it with a special light. Once the filling hardens, Dr. McLauchlin will polish your tooth, giving you a bright, healthy looking smile.
Schedule An Appointment
At MAC dental we are dedicated to giving you a healthy, bright smile. If you suspect you may need a dental filling or want to get your old metal fillings replaced, give us a call at 888.488.3049 or schedule an appointment online.