Protect Your Teeth From Further Decay

What Is a Dental Filling?

Fillings are a way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay and bring it back to its normal shape and function. When Dr. French and Dr. Simmons give you a filling, they will first remove all of the decay on the tooth, clean the area around it and then fill the cleaned-out area with bonded tooth colored composite material.


Once Dr. French and Dr. Simmons have closed up the area, bacteria will not be able to enter, protecting the tooth from further decay. This doesn’t mean that you can stop brushing and flossing though. Without proper hygiene habits, decay can easily come back.

What Are Fillings Made Of?

Fillings are made of different types of materials. Fillings are made of different types of materials. French Smiles recommends and uses tooth-colored fillings, which are made of a bonded composite material. 

How Do I Know I Need a Filling?

You don’t always know when you need a filling. That is why it’s important to come in and see us twice a year. This will allow us to spot decay before it’s too late. Our biggest concern is your long-term oral health. If you think that you might need a filling or haven’t seen us in a while, give us a quick call at 770-985-2437 or send us an email to schedule a cleaning and consultation. Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation!