Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Chino Hills

Restore your teeth with dental fillings at Chino Hills Family Dentistry

Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed here at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.  Dr. Douglas Kim makes natural-looking fillings to repair your damaged tooth and protect it from further decay. If you ever need dental fillings in Chino Hills, call our office at (909) 393.5300 to schedule an appointment.

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?

Dr. Kim will start the procedure by numbing the areas surrounding the tooth that needs to be filled. The decay will be removed using a drill. Then, Dr. Kim 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. Lastly, Dr. Kim 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.