Dental Fillings

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are a common dental treatment used to restore teeth damaged by decay, returning them to their normal shape and function. At ConfiDent Smile Studio, our dentists and team utilize fillings to close off spaces where bacteria can enter, preventing further decay. Materials used for fillings include composite resin, which matches the color of your teeth, as well as other materials like amalgam, gold and porcelain, depending on the needs and preferences of the patient.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings restore the integrity and strength of decayed teeth, allowing for normal chewing and biting. They also prevent further decay by sealing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria could potentially enter. By choosing a filling that matches the natural color of your teeth, Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell ensure that your dental work is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Protect your teeth and maintain your oral health with expert dental filling in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Contact our office at 214-888-6726 to schedule an appointment and address any dental decay or damage promptly.

The Process of Getting a Dental Filling


The process begins with a thorough examination to assess the extent of decay and determine the best filling material.


The decayed tooth material is removed, and the affected area is cleaned.


The chosen filling material is then applied to the cavity, shaped to fit the tooth and hardened with a special light.


Finally, the filling is polished to ensure a smooth and comfortable bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Dental Fillings Hurt?

Patients are typically numbed with local anesthesia during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Some sensitivity might be experienced afterward but usually subsides quickly.

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

The lifespan of a filling depends on the material used and the care it receives, ranging from several years to over a decade.

Can I Eat Normally After Getting a Filling?

We will provide specific aftercare instructions, but most patients can resume normal eating shortly after the anesthesia wears off.