Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental filling procedures are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.
In the past, cavities could only be treated with dark, metal alloy fillings. These fillings, especially when close to the front of the mouth, can be highly noticeable and unaesthetic. Modern dentistry has increasingly turned to tooth colored or composite fillings as a strong, safe and more natural looking option. Composite fillings utilize a soft white plastic substance that is hardened with a blue light.
Our team at Birmingham Smiles Dentistry will ensure you are comfortable before, during, and after your procedure, and will happily to answer any questions you may have.