Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Chino Hills

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is used to repair and restore the surface of the tooth damaged by decay, fracture, or wear. It may also be recommended to even out a tooth’s surface to improve the ability to bite or chew. Materials used for filling a tooth includes composite, porcelain, and silver amalgam.

What should I expect during a dental filling procedure?

Your dentist starts the procedure by numbing the areas surrounding the tooth that needs to be filled. The decay is removed using a drill or laser. Then, your dentist will cleanse the area to remove debris and bacteria. The hole in the tooth is refilled with a filling material selected by yourself or your dentist. Then, your dentist will use a hand-held light to harden the repaired surface of the tooth.

How should I take care of my filled tooth?

You should take care of your filled tooth the same way you take care of your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Schedule regular dental exams and dental cleanings twice a year.

Get dental fillings at Chino Hills Family Dentistry

If your tooth is affected by cavities, you may need a dental filling. You may want to put it off because of fear of pain, but leaving your tooth with cavities might cause bigger problems in the long run. Our dentists can work to minimize pain and discomfort during your dental filling.

Need dental fillings in Chino Hills? Call our office at (909) 393-5300 to make an appointment! We’d love to hear from you.