Fillings in Gilroy
Repairing Decayed & Damaged Teeth
Fillings are used to repair cavities, cracks, and broken teeth. @My Gilroy
Dentist - Amy N. Tran, D.D.S., we offer several options for dental fillings
in Gilroy to provide the right treatment for every patient. Our patients
receive the highest quality care that is customized to their needs.
Our staff speaks English, Spanish, and Vietnamese to communicate effectively
with our patients.
If you need a filling, contact us at
(408) 317-7300 to set up an appointment.
Types of Fillings
The most common reason for dental fillings is to fill a cavity. However,
there are other reasons that fillings can be used,
such as to repair a cracked, chipped, broken, or misshapen tooth. We use tooth-colored, or "composite" fillings.
The Advantages & Versatility of Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored composite fillings have been growing in popularity in recent
years due to a number of reasons.
Composite fillings can be used for repairing teeth damaged by:
- Tooth decay
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Broken teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
Since composite fillings are tooth colored, the color of your filling material
can be matched to the color of your teeth. This is especially useful for
repairs that are needed to the teeth that can be seen when you smile.
It is important to note that tooth colored fillings do not respond to
teeth whitening, so you may want to have your teeth whitened prior to
restoring your teeth with composite fillings.
The Procedure for Filling Cavities
The procedure for dental fillings usually begins with numbering the area
around the tooth that needs the filling. The affected portion of the tooth
is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned of all bacteria and
debris. The filling material is placed and then polished to help it look
and feel smooth and natural.
If you have a tooth that requires a filling, call (408) 317-7300 to discuss