Fillings are typically done when a cavity is present in a tooth or if there is a small chip. A filling is a minimally invasive treatment to restore damaged tooth structure. Dr. Ahrens only uses tooth-colored filling material (composite) to seamlessly blend into the surrounding tooth structure. Dr. Ahrens will begin by removing the cavity, he will then bond tooth-colored filling material to the existing tooth structure. To finish the procedure Dr. Ahrens will make sure the filling is smooth and your bite is even. Dr. Ahrens is great about making sure all his patients are comfortable before starting any procedure. He utilizes a Wand anesthesia delivery system making injections more precise and comfortable for you! Many patients comment how easy getting numb is here at Platte Valley Dental.