Dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat cavities or tooth decay. Fillings are used in order to prevent minor decay from rapidly spreading bacteria into the tooth’s pulp.
You may need a filling for any of the following reasons:
- You have chipped teeth.
- There is space between two teeth.
- Cracked/broken teeth.
- Decayed or worn teeth.
The procedure itself takes up to an hour, which makes it relatively quick. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the area so that you are comfortable throughout the process. The filling is placed specifically to the shape and function of your tooth.
Discuss Your Options With Our Dentist
We will gladly provide you with an exam to review if you need a dental filling. For more information on dental fillings, please call our office at 310-641-2220.