Wednesday, October 4, 2017


The doctors at Chapel Street Dental apply fillings for patients of all ages to restore damaged teeth and create beautiful smiles.  Receiving a filling is a standard and non-invasive procedure that is typically completed in a short appointment with local anesthetic.  To fill a cavity, the area is numbed before a dentist removes any decay from the affected tooth.  The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling material.

Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals that bond together to create a hard, strong filling for a compromised tooth.  Amalgam fillings are a very durable option, and some patients choose to use metal fillings on their back teeth.  Composite fillings perform the same task as metal fillings, and are more aesthetically matched to the look of your natural teeth.  These fillings are typically used on front teeth and surface cavities.  Once the material is placed, it is trimmed and polished to blend right into a patient’s natural smile.

To learn more about fillings and all the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Chapel Street Dental in New Haven, CT, call 203-772-1000.

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