If your teeth are damaged or decayed, our dentists may recommend a dental filling to restore your smile. Drs. Quinttus, Budde, and Sullivan can use a dental filling to improve the appearance and function of your smile. Our team at Rahn Dental Group invites you to schedule a consultation with us soon if you would like to learn more about the benefits of a dental filling in Dayton, Ohio.

Dental fillings, more formally known as dental restorations, are treatments provided to repair minor damage caused by tooth decay, chipping, and cracking. Dental fillings are used to restore and strengthen the shape and integrity of your tooth.

When you receive a dental filling, our dentists begin by removing the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth. They then clean the entire tooth to remove all traces of decay, and fill the empty space with your chosen filling material. The filling is then shaped to match the natural contours of your tooth, and hardened to provide a lasting restoration.

There are two types of dental filings available, amalgam (“silver”) and composite (“tooth-colored).

Traditionally, dental fillings have been made from amalgam, a mixture of metals. However, advances in dentistry allow us to provide composite fillings that match the color of your teeth. There are several other benefits to composite fillings. For example, when you receive a composite dental filling, less of your original tooth structure is removed, providing you with a restoration that offers greater strength and durability in the long run.

We invite you to contact our office at (937) 435-0324 for more information about dental fillings, and to make an appointment with our talented dentists.