Fillings and Sealants
Fillings are used to repair small cavities and correct minor cosmetic damage. It is important to remove any cavities from your mouth so they don’t spread to your other teeth. We offer “tooth colored” or composite resin fillings.
Composite resin is a natural looking material made from synthetic resin. This type of filling is bonded to the tooth so we don’t have to drill away as much tooth structure. Composite resin can also be used to fix minor chips, gaps, and exposed roots. We use a reinforced type of composite resin in the back teeth for added strength.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surface of your back teeth. Sealants act as a barrier to help prevent cavities. These are especially important for children. We recommend dental sealants on all permanent molars in children.