What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings are restorations used to repair tooth damage. Fillings can provide strength and protection to a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity, fractured, or chipped. Our talented dentist is pleased to offer metal-free dental fillings in Washington, District Of Columbia. At the dental office of James K Feldman DDS, we offer composite resin fillings that are made from a white, tooth-colored material. These fillings are aesthetically pleasing and discreet, eliminating the need for unsightly metal in your mouth.
Do fillings hurt?
Dr. Feldman takes the greatest care to make sure you are comfortable and at ease while you receive your filling. Depending on the size of the filling and how many teeth are being filled, Dr. Feldman will provide the anesthetic that is right for you. Any discomfort caused by a filling is minimal, and while the filling may cause minor soreness, this should disappear quickly.
Do I need a dental filling?
Cavities are the most common reason to need a dental filling. Fillings are used to fill in the area where the cavity has affected in order to give strength to the tooth and protect it from further damage. Fillings can also be used when there are fractures or chips in your tooth and may be necessary when old fillings need repaired or replaced. For more information on dental fillings or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our office today!