Dental Fillings

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic health conditions. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent it, and in cases where decay is unavoidable, a dental filling is an affordable, natural-looking, and safe solution. Not only are our fillings at Day Hill Dental some of the most aesthetic restorations available today, but they are strong and long-lasting as well.

Dental Fillings—The Process

The procedure for placing a dental filling is a routine treatment that we do every day at Day Hill Dental.  Here’s how it works:

  1. All of the tooth decay is removed
  2. An etchant and a bonding agent are applied, followed by the composite resin
  3. A special light is used to harden each layer of composite resin material
  4. After the tooth is filled, the composite resin is shaped to resemble a real tooth; then it is smoothed and polished to accommodate your bite

Cavity Prevention — What can I do to prevent the need for a filling?

The best way to fight cavities and maintain healthy gums and teeth is to keep up on your daily habit of proper oral hygiene. Here are 5 ways to ward off tooth decay and prevent cavities:

  • Brush and floss after meals – especially after dinner / before bed
  • Drink more water and cut back on sugary and acidic drinks
  • Come in to our office for a comprehensive oral exam and regular cleanings
  • Avoid smoking