Dental Fillings in Nixa, MO

Despite our dentist and team’s best efforts in providing preventive care, and your own efforts at home when brushing and flossing, you may occasionally develop a cavity or sustain other minor tooth damage. When this happens, Dr. Todd Anderson may recommend repairing your tooth with a dental filling in Nixa, MO.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a type of restorative treatment used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage, like cavities or minor fracturing or chipping. Fillings work by “filling in” the damaged portion of the tooth, restoring its structure and function so you can once again enjoy a healthy smile. Historically, fillings have been made using a silver amalgam material. However, in recent years, tooth-colored, or composite, filling material has become more popular for both aesthetic and health reasons. Tooth-colored fillings blend in to give you a more natural-looking final result, as well as promoting better long-term health.

The Dental Filling Procedure

Most dental fillings can be completed in a single appointment. When you receive a dental filling, our restorative dentist will first remove the damaged and decayed portion of the tooth. It will then be thoroughly cleaned to remove all traces of decay. Finally, the filling material will be placed and shaped to match the contours of your tooth. Our restorative dentist will complete your treatment by hardening and polishing the filling. A local anesthetic will be provided to ensure your comfort during this process.

Make An Appointment

Call Absolute Dental Care today at 417-725-4746 to make an appointment and learn more about the benefits of dental fillings in Nixa, Missouri!