A dental filling is one of the most common dental treatments performed at Thompson Advanced Dentistry and something that most patients will experience during their lifetime. Dental fillings are a key component of general dentistry and play an important role in maintaining the health and stability of your smile.
Dr. Thompson places dental fillings in our Greeley dentist office for children and adults, often recommending the use of composite resin or “white” fillings for the most natural looking result. Composite fillings can also offer long term stability due to the strong adhesive properties and seal that is created around natural tooth structure.
Dental fillings: what to expect
The dental filling procedure is often a simple one that is tolerated by most patients with the use of a local anesthetic. If you need a more complex or invasive filling or several fillings we also offer sedation dentistry. Dr. Thompson will discuss your needs before the day of your treatment to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and ensure that you are feeling calm and relaxed during the procedure.
The process begins with cleaning the area to be treated and administering the local anesthetic. Once you are comfortable Dr. Thompson will carefully remove the infected or damaged tooth structure and create a clean and stable foundation for placing the filling material. He will gently sculpt the composite resin into place so that the end result looks and feels natural. The final step is to seal and polish the surface of the filled tooth.
How do I care for a dental filling?
A dental filling is treated as a part of your natural tooth. Daily tooth brushing and flossing along with routine dental care will support the best result. We will monitor the condition of your filling over time and alert you to any changes or signs of wear that should be addressed as part of maintaining the health of your smile.
Schedule A Dental Appointment in Greeley
If you have concerns about the health of your teeth or have been avoiding the dentist for some time we welcome you to schedule a visit with us at Thompson Advanced Dentistry in Greeley. We accept new patients and provide personalized dental care and hygiene advice for the unique needs of the individual patient. To schedule an appointment please contact our office at 970.205.9614 or request a general dental exam online today.