What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is one of the most common restorations we offer. If your smile has developed a cavity or is cracked or fractured, our friendly team may recommend a dental filling for you. If Dr. Cory Williams recommends a filling, he will:

  • Administer anesthesia to the affected area
  • Remove the damaged, decayed area from the tooth
  • Clean and sanitize the remaining tooth structure
  • Place the filling one layer at a time, allowing adequate time for each layer to dry

Our friendly dentist may also recommend a dental filling to restore teeth that have been damaged by habits such as teeth grinding.

What will my teeth be filled with?

Our team is proud to offer composite fillings. Composite fillings, which are sometimes referred to as white or tooth-colored fillings, can be made to match the color and the tone of your natural teeth. One of the main benefits of this filling type is that it results in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Aside from offering a more pleasant, natural look, dental fillings will return your smile to its optimal health as well. If you have any questions about the benefits of a composite dental filling in Wilmington, North Carolina, we invite you to contact us today.