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Dental Fillings

Do I Really Need a Filling?

dental-fillingsFillings are one of the most common dental procedures—and one of the most important. By removing a cavity and restoring your tooth surface loss with a composite material, we are saving that tooth, its root, and its nerves. If you forgo a filling, the cavity may grow so deep that or a root canal, crown, or  tooth extraction is required.

When filling a tooth, a dentist typically removes decayed matter by using a drill, then shapes the space and fills it with a replacement material. Though fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, they may also help save teeth that are cracked or broken, or are damaged by teeth grinding, nail biting and/or using your teeth as tools (to open a bottle, for example).

The Jefferson Dental Difference

Your comfort is always important to us. We pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest technology, and take care to make sure that every treatment, including fillings, is as painless as possible.

We also use the most advanced materials to ensure durability. Currently, we use a composite material for our fillings, so you won’t experience the sensitivity that metal fillings can cause.

Fun Fact About Fillings

In 15 A.D., the Roman doctor Archigenes used to drill into bad teeth and fill them with a mixture of roasted earthworms, crushed eggs of spiders, and spikenard. 


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