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What Is A Filling?

Dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.


Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.

If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.

The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.

Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

What People Are Saying

The staff is very nice and very helpful. Amy has done a great job with my fillings (5 of them so far) and is very professional but makes me feel comfortable at the same time.

Joe S. on Google

I have very sensitive gums and Dr. Cook did everything she could to make sure I was comfortable during my whole cleaning. She took the time to see what was bothering me and what was great. I have definitely found my new dentist office.

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I would give everyone that works here a 12 star review. I was given a teeth cleaning by an experienced Dental Hygienist (Elizabeth) that takes her time to do a great job and explained in detail what she is doing and is concerned that you're comfortable. Dr Cook also was very detailed when she examined my teeth and made very good recommendations.

Susan A. on Yelp

Every single person here is genuinely extremely kind and caring. I have been coming here for years and even on my first visit it felt like I was coming to friends and family to hang out.

Matt P. on Yelp

Amy Cook has treated me absolutely competently for many years. I've never had one problem with any dental work or in-office pain management protocol and, as an added bonus, her referrals to colleagues for specialized care have resulted in equally excellent treatment.

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If anyone is looking for a general dentistry office, this is the place to go. All the staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. Dr. Cook and Dr. Smart are perfectionist and their dentistry is nothing but perfection.

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