When a physical dental exam or an x-ray indicates a filling is necessary, Dr. Lehman aims to make your experience as pain and anxiety free as possible using a local anesthetic and a soothing chairside manner.
It is extremely important to drill out and remove the decay to ensure that further erosion of the tooth is halted. Fillings are quite common and are often performed on those who need to repair minimal tooth fractures.
A cavity can be filled with composite, which lasts from 5-7 years, and porcelain and silver amalgam, which do not need to be replaced for roughly 12 years. Filling the tooth protects the tooth from harmful substances keeping it clean.