If you have a dental cavity, odds are our dentist will recommend a dental filling to repair your tooth.

What Is a Dental Filling?

As one of the most common dental treatments in dentistry, a dental filling is a restorative procedure used to fix a tooth that has a cavity in the tooth structure caused by dental decay.

When not treated, small cavities can lead to larger cavities or even infection, which consequently requires more advanced restorations, such as a dental crown or a root canal, to repair.

In the past, dental fillings were made of an amalgam metal material, which is what you would see with “silver” fillings. However, most modern dental offices now typically use a “white” composite material, to fill the cavities within your tooth.

What To Expect

During your appointment, Dr. Zia Rizvi will clear the area of dental decay, sanitize it and then fill the empty space in your tooth with the filling. The new filling will then be sealed and shaped to match your natural bite. This treatment only takes one visit to our dental office and can be completed quickly and efficiently.

We invite you to learn more about our dental fillings in Ashburn, Virginia, by calling us at 703-858-1904 and scheduling an appointment at Ashburn Dental Care.