What is a Filling?

A filling is a tooth-colored material meant for varying situations depending on the location and condition of the tooth—a filling looks as natural as possible. Aesthetic, high-quality restorations are technically more demanding to place, and the cost is reflective.

Because of the advancing technology in filling material, they can be placed almost anywhere in the mouth. Fillings are bonded to the tooth instead of “sitting” in the tooth. Patients with a crack in a tooth experiencing sensitivity have found their symptoms may disappear when a filling is applied. This approach can also be more conservative than a crown, eliminating much of the natural tooth structure.

All restorations are susceptible to decay. We depend on your help with your oral hygiene habits to ensure longevity. A filling may not be the best choice for a restoration due to the tooth’s health or the location of the tooth needing restoration.

Benefits of a filling:

  • Strengthen a weakened tooth
  • Aesthetically pleasing

A tooth filling can be an excellent option for many situations requiring a restoration. It is practically invisible for cosmetic uses, is strong, can strengthen already weakened teeth, and helps eliminate symptoms of discomfort.

As a partner in your dental health in St. Joseph, we will present you with all your restorative options and assist you with the best choice for your health goals. Contact us today at (816) 233-0142 to discuss your health care concerns.


Before using the bonding technique on teeth, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506

Before Cosmetic Bonding


After using a boding technique, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506

After Cosmetic Bonding