If you or your child has a cavity, Dr. Jim Heck may recommend a dental filling in Greenwood, Indiana. Our dentist will take out the tooth decay, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the tooth with the dental filling material. Our dental office uses tooth-colored dental fillings, which are also called composite fillings. Composite fillings are attractive, as they can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This filling type is well suited for the front teeth and other visible teeth. Tooth-colored dental fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth, so they are strong. They typically do not require as much tooth enamel removed for placement as other dental filling types. Composite dental fillings are versatile, as they can also be used to repair chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down teeth.
Our dentist will first remove the decay from your tooth. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. Then the composite filling is placed in layers. Our dentist will harden each layer with a curing light. When the layers are all in place, our dentist will shape the dental filling, trim off excess material, and polish the dental filling.
We invite you to contact White River Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.