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If you have a cavity, Dr. Manveen Atwal, DDS may recommend a dental filling in Gainesville, Florida, to repair your tooth. Our dentist will remove the damaged section of tooth and fill the area with the dental filling material. At Northwest Family Dental, we utilize composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored.

What are the benefits of composite dental fillings?
Composite dental filling material is versatile and can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn down teeth. Tooth-colored fillings do not require as much tooth preparation as other filling materials. Because of this, you can keep more of your natural tooth structure. Composite fillings chemically bond to the tooth, which provides further support. Composite dental fillings are very aesthetic. This is because they can be very closely matched to the color of your existing teeth.

How are composite dental fillings placed?
Before placing your dental filling, our dentist will numb the area. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the area is tested to make sure that all damaged material has been taken out. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. Your composite filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is applied, it is cured and hardened with a special light. Once all of the layers are in place, our dentist will shape, trim, and polish the restoration.

We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.