If you have ever had a cavity, it is likely that your dentist suggested a filling. A filling is a common dental restoration used to repair a tooth that has experienced minor to moderate decay or another type of damage. To place a dental filling in Cedar City, Utah, our dentists first remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. Once we have thoroughly sanitized the tooth, we fill it with the chosen filling material. The filling is carefully shaped to fit the tooth and to match your bite. Finally, we harden your filling using a special light. This process can be completed in just a single visit to Arbor Dental, and our team uses the greatest care, as well as high-quality materials and tools, to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

There are several types of dental fillings available. The two main types are amalgam and composite. Amalgam fillings are silver in color and are created from a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, mercury, and copper. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are made of a composite resin material and can be matched to your natural tooth color for an aesthetic restoration. For this reason, composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored or white fillings.

For more information about fillings, and to set up your next appointment with Dr. Glazier and Dr. Andersen, please call or visit us today.