Filling are one of the most common dental procedures you’ll encounter, fillings are a simple, non-invasive method for restoring tooth health after it’s been affected by a cavity. Dental fillings are usually a conservative, and minimally invasive method for restoring tooth health after a cavity develops Fillings are an important part of our General Dentistry practice.
What is a Filling?
Generally speaking, a filling means cleaning an infected tooth, removing bacteria and replacing any fissures or damaged areas with filling material. Simple fillings can be a fast, relatively painless process with only a few special instruments. Feel free to ask us more while you’re in the chair — Dr. Culp is happy to walk you through the process and address any questions to help put you at ease.
Preserve your smile
Fillings have come a long way with advances in technology and composite materials. Our fillings are tooth-colored and closely mimic the tooth structure of your natural teeth. Additionally, these bonded filling allows us to preserve more of the natural part of the tooth in most cases.
How Can I prevent Fillings?
Routine hygiene is a good place to start. By establishing regular brushing and flossing habits, patients can help prevent fillings before they happen. It’s also important to maintain a balanced diet that avoids too much sugar, starch or other cavity-producing ingredients.Simple fillings can be placed during a fast, relatively painless appointment. Interested in scheduling a consultation at our Rock Hill, SC dental clinic? Call 803.324.2921 now.