Dental fillings are used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, fractures, and cracks. In one appointment, our dentist can remove the problem portion of the tooth, clean it, and fill it with a composite filling. Composite, also known as tooth-colored, fillings are closely matched to the color of your existing teeth.

Procedure

Fillings are usually completed in one appointment. When preparing your tooth for the composite filling, all dental decay will be removed and your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned. If the decay was near the sensitive nerve area of your tooth, medication may be applied to protect you from unnecessary pain. After preparation, your composite filling will be precisely shaped, placed, and polished.

After you have received your composite filling, your dentist will give you instructions on caring for your new filling. It is typical to feel sensitivity in your filling when the treatment is first performed, but Dr. Trevor Salmon’s instructions inform you on how to manage any short-term sensitivity and how to maintain your newly restored dental health. Please call us at Metro 1 Family Dental to schedule your next appointment and to receive more information about a dental filling in Hyattsville, Maryland.