When a tooth’s integrity is compromised by bacteria or trauma, a dental filling must be utilized to restore the tooth to good health. Dental filling, sometimes referred to as dental restoration, is performed by first preparing the tooth for restorative material. How much preparation involved depends on the amount of decay the tooth has suffered.

After removing the decay, the dentist can determine the subsequent method and appropriate materials required for restoration. Restorative materials used in dental fillings are gold, amalgam, dental composites, glass ionomer cement, porcelain, and others.

If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, discomfort or notice a dark spot on a tooth, do not hesitate to call 308-995-5331 and schedule your personal appointment today. The sooner your dentist examines your tooth, the better the treatment options.