Dental fillings typically used to restore tooth cavities, but can be also used to repair broken, cracked or worn teeth. Nixa family dentist Dr. Jacob McLauchlin often recommends composite resin fillings, also called “white fillings”, for restorations that blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
Dr. McLauchlin can replace old, dark fillings with a tooth colored resin filling to improve the appearance of your smile and repair a leaking filling that can lead to further tooth damage.
Dental Fillings: What to Expect
The exact procedure for your tooth filling may vary based on the size, location and type of tooth filling. Some small fillings can be complete with minimal preparation to the tooth and do not require anesthetic.
First, Dr. McLauchlin will prepare the tooth by removing any existing fillings and creating a stable foundation for the new filling. Resin fillings can be complete in one visit. Dr. McLauchlin will place the composite resin on the tooth and cure it with a special light.