When tooth decay has damaged the enamel of your tooth, but is not serious enough to require root canal treatment or a dental crown, we may suggest a composite dental filling. A dental filling is a special type of dental restoration used to fill in the spaces left on your tooth enamel when decay is removed. In the past, fillings were made from metal materials; at Joseph Rigg, DDS, we use composite fillings, made of a special plastic, to ensure the health of your tooth and the natural aesthetic of your smile.
Composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored or white fillings because Dr. Joe Rigg, our friendly dentist, will match the color of composite resin used to your natural tooth color. It is simple to apply a composite filling in Aberdeen, South Dakota. First, all decay and damage is removed. Your tooth is then cleaned and the composite resin prepared. Composite resin is soft and putty-like when applied, allowing Dr. Joe Rigg to sculpt it to fit your tooth perfectly. When the process is finished, we harden the tooth with a special light and polish it for a beautiful shine. If you have tooth pain, you may need a composite filling. To schedule your appointment and learn more about the benefits of composite fillings, we invite you to contact us today!