If your teeth are exposed to great amounts of bacteria and plaque, they can start to decay. When you visit Primary Dental Clinic, our dentist and team can identify signs of tooth decay and provide necessary treatments to prevent it from spreading. Most often, this will entail removing the decayed parts of the tooth and replacing them with a dental filling. When performing a filling treatment, Dr. Mark Hughen works with precision and care, ensuring that your teeth receive proper treatment and you remain comfortable. If you are in need of a dental filling in Midland, Texas, we invite you to contact us at 432-570-7080 and schedule an appointment with our caring team today.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process of placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentist for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentist and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!