Dr. Roger Anderson may recommend a dental filling if you have cavities or if your teeth have sustained other minor damage, such as fracturing or chipping. Dental fillings are a type of restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. Fillings work by literally “filling in” the cracks and other damaged areas of the tooth to restore it to its original structure and function.
There are two main types of dental fillings available for your use: silver amalgam fillings and composite fillings. While both types of fillings produce functional results, composite fillings are extremely popular as they blend in with the natural color of your teeth to produce beautiful results, and they require less removal of your natural tooth structure to be placed.
Your dental filling can be completed in a single visit to our dental clinic. Dr. Roger Anderson will begin by removing damaged or decayed tooth tissue and by cleaning the tooth thoroughly. He will then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match the shape of the tooth. The filling will then be hardened to provide a lasting restoration and ensure that your tooth and smile are fully functional once again.
We welcome you to call us at 303-232-6205 to learn more about the benefits of dental fillings in Lakewood, Colorado, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Roger Anderson. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!