How It Works
A tooth filling is a means to restore an area of a tooth that has been compromised by either decay (bacterial cavity), failing existing filling or structural damage, utilizing a composite material. This type of restoration is most effective when you still have or structural damage that utilizes a composite material. This restoration is most effective when you still have a significant amount of healthy, uncompromised tooth structure.
If your tooth’s damage is minor enough to be within the parameters for a filling, Dr. Keyser may suggest a tooth-colored composite resin filling. Composite resins, appropriately sized, can be durable and long lasting. Dr. Keyser will remove the existing decay, condition and medicate the remaining tooth structure that was next to the previous decay and bond the appropriate tooth shade composite resin to your healthy tooth structure.