If you have a tooth that is decayed or damaged, Dr. Derek M. Lichter is happy to help you by placing a dental filling in Chula Vista, California.

We currently offer composite fillings that are made of a tooth-colored material to give you the natural-looking results you seek. This type of filling is able to provide further support to your tooth by chemically bonding to the tooth, and it can also repair teeth that have chips, breaks, or fractures. The filling is made to restore the health of your tooth as well as improve the appearance of your smile, and we are happy to offer this product for your benefit.

The process of placing the filling will first begin with your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. When your mouth is numb, your dentist will use a special dental tool to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, he will thoroughly clean the tooth to eliminate any harmful substances that could cause large problems in the future. When your tooth is ready, he will fill your tooth, layer by layer, with the dental filling. Each layer will be hardened by a special light to ensure stability. After the tooth has been completely filled, your dentist will trim and shave the top of the filling to make it fit perfectly with your bite.

To learn more about dental fillings, call our office today!