Gulfport Dental Filling Services

As we eat and drink in our lives teeth often begin to decay. Depending on the extent of the damage and amount of decay, a filling works to restore damaged teeth and get them back to normal function and shape.

What Happens When You Get A Filling?

First your dentist with with numb your mouth using local anesthetic or treat you with Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. Next the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material typically using a drill. Once the area has been drilled, they will clean the affected area, and fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. This filling will help prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria might enter.

Dental Fillings

There are a variety of filling materials available including gold, silver, plastic and porcelain. We will work with you to determine which material is best for you, depending on the extent of repair, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Each of the filling materials is briefly explained below:

Call our office today for more information or to schedule your dental filling services.