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At Monon Family Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana, our dentists commonly use fillings to repair small-to-medium-sized cavities. The fillings location on the tooth, the purpose of the tooth and its prevalence in your smile will determine the filling material that our dentist will recommend.

The biting surface of your back teeth are often called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding.  This makes durable materials such as amalgam a good choice for fillings in these areas. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from a resin material that can be color matched and placed in a single procedure.

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

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling Monon Family Dental’s offices in Indianapolis, Indiana at 317-810-9285 to have it examined. Drs. Cleveland, Allmand, and Carlson are always ready to restore your healthy, confident smile!