What is a filling?

A dental filling is one of the restorations we provide at Peak Dental Care to restore your oral health after damage from trauma or decay. The filling replaces the damaged tooth structure and returns the tooth to good health and strength. To place a dental filling, our dentist first removes all decay from the tooth. After thoroughly sanitizing the tooth, he fills it with composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material. The resin is applied in layers and shaped to fit the contours of the tooth. When the filling is properly shaped, we harden it with a special light and make any final adjustments to make certain it fits comfortably with your bite.

What are the benefits of composite fillings?

There are two main types of dental fillings: composite and amalgam. We provide composite fillings at Peak Dental Care to provide you with the best possible results. Composite fillings, which are also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are matched to the natural color of your teeth and blend in aesthetically with your smile’s appearance. The composite resin also forms a lasting bond with the natural tooth structure, which ensures that the tooth stays strong and healthy. To learn more about the benefits of getting a composite dental filling in Centennial, Colorado, we encourage you to contact Dr. Scott Lindsay and our team today.