Teeth damaged by dental decay can often be treated successfully by Drs. Michelakis and Ward with dental fillings in Shallotte, North Carolina. These restorations are so common that you or someone you know has had a dental filling. And while they are not an intensive procedure, it is important they are done correctly to prevent the spread of decay or infection. So, if you would like care from our experienced dentists, please call 910-754-4507 and speak to one of our team members at Carolina Coast Family Dentistry.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!