A filling replaces a portion of a tooth due to decay or breakage. Fillings may take one or two appointments. A filling that is made in your mouth takes one appointment and one that is made out of your mouth typically takes two appointments.
Fillings Gallery Case
The silver filling on the left had decay underneath it that was detected with an x-ray during a routine check-up.
The silver filling was removed and it was replaced with a tooth colored composite filling that took a single appointment.
The tooth in the middle of the image had a silver filling that needed to be replaced due to new decay at the gumline.
The tooth was restored in one appointment with a composite filling.
Both of these teeth had been brushed too hard with a hard-bristled toothbrush, which caused the gum to recede and the root surface to be scrubbed away.
Both teeth were restored with composite bonding, which replaced the missing root structure and provided protection to the remaining root surface.