When a patient has a cavity, Dr. Damon T. Armstrong may place a dental filling in Blackfoot, Idaho. Our dentist will remove the tooth decay, clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill the area with a filling material. At Armstrong Dental our dental fillings are made from a tooth-colored material called composite resin. This type of filling is made from tooth-colored and plastic materials. Composite resin dental fillings are very aesthetic, as they are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are chemically bonded to your tooth, which gives the filling extra support. Composite dental fillings do not need as much tooth structure removed as other dental filling materials. Tooth-colored dental fillings are versatile. Besides being used to fill cavities, this type of material can be used to fix chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down teeth.
To place a dental filling, our dentist will remove the decayed area of the tooth and then probe the area to ensure that the decay has all been removed. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. Composite dental fillings are placed in layers and each layer is cured. Once all of the layers have been placed, our dentist will shape the filling and polish it.
Please contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.