Used to prevent the spread of tooth decay or correct any cosmetic damage, a filling is just one of the ways Dr. Thomas will preserve your dental health. Before placement, any decay must be drilled out and removed. We offer local anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort for our patients.
Since the color of a composite resin filling can be customized, it is the most aesthetically pleasing option. Composite resins bond to the remaining tooth structure enhancing the structural integrity of the tooth and creating a sealed junction to prevent leakage. Composite resin is ideal for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, filling in a tooth gap, correcting dental discoloration, protecting any exposed tooth root from abrasion/erosion, or changing the shape of teeth. Because resins bond to the tooth, they require less drilling away of the natural tooth for retention.