Even a small cavity or area of damage or decay can have severe consequences if left untreated. At Summit Dental, we can repair that damage with a tooth-colored filling in Ruidoso, New Mexico. If you have a tooth with a trouble-spot, call Summit Dental at 575-257-5179 today to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kendal Trujillo.

A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health. Tooth-colored fillings, which are also known as white or composite fillings, are increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for many dentists and patients. These fillings require less drilling, mold themselves to the shape of the cavity and bond directly to the surface of your tooth for increased durability and strength. And best of all, they are shaded to blend in with your tooth, making them virtually unnoticeable to other people!

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 the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.

If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your smile!