Dental Fillings

Fill in Damage and Restore Your Smile

tooth decay

Dr. Derek Evans offers dental fillings to repair your teeth after you have developed a cavity or sustained minor tooth damage. Fillings work to literally “fill in” the areas of your damaged tooth to restore its structure and strength.

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.

The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentists for a lasting restoration.

If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentists and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Call Gentle Dentistry at 435-986-9799 to set up an appointment with our skilled dentists and learn more about dental fillings in St. George, Utah.