Fillings at Mulkins Main Dental
During regular exams, any existing fillings are checked to be sure they are still intact and secure. Fillings are a common dental procedure that helps restore teeth damaged by tooth decay. We use the latest techniques and materials to ensure your fillings last for a long time and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Whether you need a new filling or need to replace an existing one, our team is here to provide you with the highest quality care and help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why Are Fillings Necessary?
Bacteria naturally live in the human mouth. Every time you eat or drink anything (other than water) you are feeding the bacteria. Bacteria secrete an acid which has been shown to erode the surface of the tooth. Brushing and flossing removes much of this bacteria and acid but if home regimens are insufficient and without regular exams, the acid will eventually bore a hole into the tooth. We call these cavities.
At Mulkins Main Dental we identify these cavities. After removing all the bacteria, we fill the hole with a tooth-like substance called a filling. This material is very strong and will last for years. We use the most modern products available, matching the filling to the color of the tooth so it is less obvious.