You have a cavity?  Depending on the severity of the decay, a treatment plan will be discussed with you. If the tooth is still structurally sound and a filling is the best course of treatment, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed and then we “fill” it. Cracked, broken teeth and worn teeth from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding) can also be repaired by fillings.

Fillings can be constructed from gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or glass materials called composite resin fillings.

Caring for fillings

To maintain your fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices – be sure to come in for regular cleanings, brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once daily.
If you suspect a filling might be cracked, we can take x-rays to assess the situation. Symptoms of a cracked filling;

  • your tooth is extremely sensitive,
  • you feel a sharp edge,
  • you notice a crack in the filling,
  • a piece of the filling is missing,

Give us a call for immediate care. Acting quickly can save you pain, protect the tooth and save you the time and money of more intense treatments.


Our Happy Patients

This is such a wonderful place with friendly office staff. I was very afraid of dentist appointments but this office makes you feel so comfortable. I highly recommend this office.

Jessica Rosario Jessica Rosario

Nicole is the best dental hygienist that I’ve ever had! She’s patient, caring, great sense of humor and very professional. She explained what she was doing every step of the way.

Sandi Stephens-Johnson Sandi Stephens-Johnson

This was my first visit to Barnum Dental. It was a very pleasant experience. I had a cleaning done by a wonderful hygienist. She was very thorough and pointed out some things that my previous dentist never did. Thumbs up! The Dentist was kind and friendly. He made me feel at ease. Very clean facility. Sweet front desk staff.

Nicholas Denig Nicholas Denig

Here at Barnum Dental, we use the most effective systems for cosmetic dentistry.

  • invisalign
  • whitening
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