When damage occurs to your tooth enamel, Dr. Russell Cannon will likely suggest a dental filling. Dental fillings are designed to restore the strength of your original tooth structure after decay has been removed. There are many types of dental fillings available, and our dentist is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings for patients of all ages. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as white fillings and composite fillings, are made from composite resin, a plastic that can be matched to the exact color of your tooth. This type of dental filling in Irvine, California is also extremely durable and bonds naturally with your existing tooth structure.
It generally takes just a single appointment with our team to place a dental filling. If necessary, anesthesia is used to numb your tooth before we carefully remove all decayed tooth enamel from your tooth’s surface. Once the area has been cleaned, the composite resin is applied in layers and allowed to harden, often being cured with a special light. After a final polish, your new tooth will be ready to go. We would love to share all of the benefits of dental fillings with you and your family. To schedule a time to come and visit with us, please contact our dental office today. We look forward to meeting you!