Dental fillings are conservative restorations used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. Fillings are most frequently used to repair damage caused by cavities, minor fracturing or chipping. Our dentist may recommend a filling to restore the strength, structure and function of your tooth and return your smile to full health.
A dental filling can usually be completed in a single appointment. Our dentist will begin by removing the decayed and damaged portions of the tooth, cleaning it thoroughly to remove all traces of decay. The filling material will then be placed into the hole and shaped to match the contours of your tooth. After the material has been placed, we will harden the filling and polish the tooth to complete your treatment and provide a lasting restoration.
There are two types of filling materials – composite and amalgam. Amalgam, or silver, fillings are made from metallic material. Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin material and carefully selected to match the natural color of your tooth.
For more information about dental fillings in Anaheim Hills, California, and to set up your appointment with Dr. Ryan Hong, call Anaheim Hills Family Dental today at (714) 998-2553. We are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile for life.