Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, and Grossman provide dental fillings to restore your smile to full health following damage from chipping, cracks, cavities, and decay. At Smiles for Centreville, we use composite dental fillings to create a natural-looking restoration. Please give us a call at 703-830-9110 today to make your appointment with one of our caring dentists and learn more about dental fillings in Centreville, Virginia.
What is a dental filling?
A filling is a dental restoration used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. When a cavity is formed by decay, we typically recommend a filling to repair the tooth and restore its health and structure. Our practice is pleased to provide composite (white) fillings. Composite fillings are made of a composite resin material that is matched to your original tooth color for a natural-looking effect. In addition to being used to repair tooth decay and strengthen your teeth, composite resin can also be used to recontour a tooth for improved aesthetics.
Do I need a dental filling?
If our dentists detect tooth decay, they may recommend a filling. A dental filling is generally recommended when the damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. To place the filling, our dentists will first remove the decay from the tooth. They then clean the tooth, fill it with composite resin, and shape the resin to fit the contours of the tooth. This replaces the missing tooth structure and returns the tooth to good health. The entire process of placing a white filling takes only a single visit to our office.
We welcome you to call our practice today for more information about dental fillings and schedule your appointment with one of our dentists.