A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. “Dental restoration” also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.

Dental restorations can be divided into two broad types: direct restorations and indirect restorations. All dental restorations can be further classified by their location and size. A root canal filling is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.

Dr. Gilreath and associates offer high-quality dental fillings in Goose Creek, South Carolina, including invisible dental fillings, which are made of tooth-colored material. If you have suffered tooth decay or dental injury, our dentists may recommend a dental filling to restore your tooth to full function and health. Please feel free to contact Goose Creek Family Dentistry at 843-764-3081 with any questions and to schedule an appointment. We would be thrilled to help you achieve a smile that is stronger, healthier, more aesthetic, and will last for many years!