Our dentist and team provide tooth-colored dental fillings to repair and restore your teeth. Fillings are typically recommended to repair damage caused by cavities, cracks, fractures and chipping, and they work by “filling in” the damaged areas of teeth to restore shape and appearance and strengthen the original tooth structure.
While fillings have traditionally been made of silver amalgam, our office has chosen to use composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. This material blends in with the natural color of your teeth to give you a more beautiful final result, and it works to preserve more of your original tooth structure to promote better long-term oral health.
A dental filling can usually be completed in a single appointment. Our dentist will first prepare your tooth, cleaning it to remove all traces of decay and all damaged tooth tissue. The filling material will then be placed and shaped to the contours of your tooth before we harden and polish it to complete your treatment. Our dentist may apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during this process.
If you have any questions about tooth-colored dental fillings in Billings and Lockwood, Montana, or if you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brysen Hansen, please contact Lockwood Family Dental today at 406-702-1438.