Dental Fillings South Bend IN Dentist

Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body, but it's not invulnerable to decay. If we detect a cavity during your appointment, our dentist in South Bend, IN, may recommend a filling to restore the tooth to its full strength and natural appearance. At Select Dental Associates, we offer tooth-colored dental fillings to ensure the restoration blends in seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Before tooth-colored fillings were developed, metal or amalgam fillings were the standard. They expand or shrink when they are exposed to temperature changes in your mouth, usually due to hot or cold drinks. This change in the filling can actually cause cracks to form in the tooth, allowing bacteria to get under the filling.

White fillings are made of a composite resin that does not expand or shrink, regardless of the temperature.

Metal fillings are highly noticeable when you are talking with someone. However, this is not a problem with composite resin fillings because there is no way to tell the difference between a restored tooth and a natural one.

Dental fillings are important because they can restore a decayed tooth before bacteria has the chance to enter the pulp within. Once this pulp is infected, your only options are to get a root canal or extract the tooth as a last resort.

The Dental Filling Procedure

The dental filling procedure is simpler than a number of other treatments and only takes one appointment. The first step is numbing the tooth to prevent you from feeling any discomfort or pain. Second, our dentist will remove the decayed parts of the tooth, and then fill in the area with a composite resin.

Learn if You're a Candidate for Fillings

Aren't sure if you need composite fillings to restore decayed teeth? Our dentist in South Bend, IN, is accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you restore your smile. To schedule an appointment, please call Select Dental Associates at (574) 232-8888. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.