Fillings are necessary to fill in cavities that occur in the teeth due to tooth decay. The hole in the tooth can increase to the point of causing a chipped tooth or infection at the root. Fillings are one of the most routine dental procedures when it comes to dental care. At Eric Batterton, DDS, we place composite resin fillings because they look and function like your natural tooth.
Fillings are not only to fill in holes in the teeth due to tooth decay. Composite resin fillings are used to shape teeth to fill in gaps or smooth out the surface of the teeth. If you have a cracked tooth in Delaware, OH, our team can help develop the best treatment plan for your needs.
The type of dental filling in Delaware, OH, that you receive depends on the severity and location of the tooth decay, your budget, and other factors. These are the types of dental fillings Dr. Batterton offers:
Dr. Batterton will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, he will use a drill to remove the decay from the tooth. After removing the decay, Dr. Batterton will clean the area in preparation for the dental filling. He will then place the filling material in the tooth and shape it to fit the tooth. Finally, he’ll use a special light to harden the filling material.
After placing the filling, Dr. Batterton will make sure that you are comfortable and that the filling feels good. He will then give you instructions on how to care for your new filling, such as:
If you have a cavity, do not wait to get it filled. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Batterton!