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what are
dental fillings?

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or minor fractures. The filling material is applied to the affected area of the tooth, restoring its shape, strength, and functionality. Dental fillings not only prevent further decay but also help preserve the natural structure of the tooth.

Composite (Tooth-Colored) Filling

We specialize in composite fillings, which are made of a tooth- colored resin material. These fillings offer a natural appearance and are virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth. Composite fillings are an excellent choice for visible areas of the mouth and for patients who prefer a more aesthetically pleasing option.

Examination and Diagnosis

During your dental visit, our dentist will examine your teeth and assess the

extent of tooth decay or damage. X-rays may be taken to determine the severity of the condition and plan the appropriate treatment.

Filling Placement

The dental filling material, either composite or amalgam, will be carefully applied to the prepared tooth. Our dental professionals use precise techniques to shape and contour the filling, ensuring a proper fit and a comfortable bite.

Amalgam (Silver) Filling

If you are experiencing a severe toothache or dental pain, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause and provide effective pain management solutions. Our dentists will develop a personalized treatment plan to resolve the underlying issue and restore your oral health.

Anesthesia and Preparation

Before the filling procedure, our dental team will ensure your comfort by administering local anesthesia to numb the area being treated. The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth will be removed, leaving a clean and healthy foundation for the filling.

Bonding and Polishing

For composite fillings, a special bonding agent is used to secure the filling material to the tooth structure. Once the filling is in place, it will be hardened using a curing light. Our dental team will then polish the filling to achieve a smooth and natural-looking result.

the dental filling

Caring for Your Dental Fillings:


Proper care and maintenance of your dental fillings are essential for their longevity and your oral health: 


  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. 

  • Visit our dental office regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.

  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects that may damage your fillings. 

  • Limit your consumption of sugary foods and beverages to prevent further decay around the filling area. 

  • If you experience any discomfort or notice changes in your fillings, contact our office promptly for an evaluation.


If you require dental fillings or suspect tooth decay, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our

experienced dental team. Contact us at (334) 699-2220 to book your visit and restore your smile's health and functionality.


At Dandridge Dental, we are committed to providing exceptional dental fillings that restore your teeth

while preserving their natural beauty. Trust our skilled team to deliver comfortable and long-lasting


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