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Fillings

A filling is a material that is placed onto a tooth to fill holes made by cavities or repair small chips. Fillings are also used to seal off a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy. In most cases of mild to moderate decay, a filling is adequate to repair the teeth, but if decay is more extensive, a dental crown is the better choice. After a thorough dental examination, Dr. Lee can determine the best dental restorative material based on your unique oral health situation and needs.

What materials are used to fill cavities?

Your Coppell dentist uses composite resin material to fill cavities and repair minor tooth breakage. Consisting of a tooth-colored, putty-like material, composite resin placed on the prepared tooth in its liquid form and then hardened with a curing light. Composite resin requires very little tooth reduction to place, and its chemical structure infiltrates and bonds well with the porous surfaces of teeth to provide added strength.

How is a filling placed?

Dr. Lee will first numb the area around your tooth with local anesthesia, and then he will prepare the tooth for the filling. After removing the decayed area with a dental instrument, he will make sure that the tooth is dry and sterilized before placing the soft filling material into the space. After hardening the composite resin, he will shape the material and polish it, ensuring that the tooth is the proper shape and provides an optimal bite when it meets with opposing teeth.

Make Your Appointment Today

To experience the benefits of modern general dentistry and prosthodontics in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Heeje Lee at (972) 315-0811. Evergreen Dental welcomes patients from Coppell, Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Irving, and the nearby communities.