Fillings are used to repair teeth that have become affected by cracks, decay, and fractures. In one appointment, our team will remove, clean, and fill the affected portion of your tooth. Composite (tooth-colored) fillings are a great aesthetic option for our patients because they can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Composite fillings are usually placed in just one appointment. When your tooth is being prepared for the dental filling, Dr. Pinney will remove all present decay and thoroughly clean the tooth. When they decay is near the nerve of your tooth, Dr. Pinney might apply a special medication to protect you from any pain. Once the tooth is prepared, the tooth-colored filling will precisely be shaped, placed, and polished.
After receiving your filling, Dr. Pinney will give you advice and instructions on how to properly take care of your new treatment. If you feel sensitivity near your filling with the treatment is first performed, that is normal. Dr. Pinney will also let you know how to manage any short-term sensitivity. He will also instruct you on how to maintain your restored dental health. Please call Joe Pinney Family Dentistry today to schedule your next appointment and receive the restorative treatment you need for a pain-free, healthy smile.