What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are restorations used to repair tooth damage, usually from dental caries. Fillings can provide strength and protection to a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity, fractured or chipped. Our talented dentists and team believe in minimally invasive dentistry which aims to preserve as much original tooth structure as possible. At Feldman Dentistry, we offer metal-free composite resin fillings that are made from a white, tooth-colored ceramic filled resin material. These fillings are aesthetically pleasing and discreet, eliminating the need for unsightly metal in your mouth.

Do fillings hurt?

Dr. James Feldman and Dr. Steven Feldman take 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, our dentists 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 that dental caries has destroyed 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 to be repaired or replaced.

For more information on dental fillings in Washington, DC, or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our office today at 202-362-8412!

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