A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
Dr. Hever and Dr. Stout only utilize dental materials that are aesthetic, biocompatible, and safe for your oral health. That is why our dental fillings are free of metal, mercury, and BISGMA. If you would like to receive a dental filling in Westlake Village, California, that is made of smile-friendly material, call Finesse Dental Care at (805) 742-4749 and schedule an appointment with our dentists.