Dental cavity fillings are the most common dental procedure. Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Fillings are commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.
Most dental filling procedures feature the following:
- Topical anesthetic to numb the area of treatment
- Decay removal from the affected teeth
- Tooth restoration using a composite, which is a tooth colored material
- Bite check to make sure your teeth align comfortably