Fillings are a type of dental restoration used to treat low to moderate tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria lingering in your mouth creates an acid that slowly eats away at your tooth. If left untreated, tooth decay causes pain, infection, and eventually tooth loss. Dental fillings in Mayfield, Ohio help restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its proper health and function. There are many types of fillings, including composite fillings and amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are also called white or tooth-colored fillings because they are made of a composite resin material that can be matched perfectly to your natural smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a type of metal and are considered long lasting and strong. Dr. Castellarin, our talented dentist, will help you determine which type of filling is best for you.
To place a filling, all decay is removed and your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and dried. The filling, soft and malleable at first, is placed where the decay existed and is sculpted to fit your smile. When properly shaped, the filling is hardened and polished for a perfect shine. Our caring dental team works hard to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during each filling treatment. We invite you to call or visit our dental office for more information on fillings.