Fillings

If you have minor tooth decay or damage, a filling can restore your tooth and protect it from future damage. Kohei Morita, DDS, and his experienced team at Morita Dental in Cupertino, California, offer tooth-colored fillings that blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. At the first sign of a cavity, hole, crack, chip, or other tooth damage, schedule an appointment with Morita Dental by phone or online today.


What are fillings?

Fillings are made of special dental materials that restore teeth with mild tooth decay or minor damage. Morita Dental experts might recommend a tooth-colored dental filling if you experience a:

  • Hole in your tooth
  • Small cavity
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Damaged tooth
  • Painful tooth

For minor decay in its early stage, you might simply require fluoride treatment. If your tooth has moderate or severe tooth decay or damage,  your provider might recommend a dental crown, root canal, or even tooth extraction in rare cases. The team personalizes each dental treatment to match your unique needs.

Are dental fillings right for me?

To find out which dental restoration procedure is right for you, your Morita Dental specialist discusses your oral health history, asks about symptoms you may have, and examines your teeth and gums. They also take dental X-rays to determine the type and severity of decay or other tooth damage you have.

What happens during a dental filling placement?

When you get a filling, Morita Dental experts numb the treatment area when necessary and remove tooth decay if it’s present. They clean the tooth and fill or reshape it with tooth-colored dental materials that blend in with your natural teeth. 

The process of getting a filling is fast and painless without any downtime, so you can resume normal daily activities right away.

How should I care for my new filling?

Fillings can last many years if you properly care for your teeth at home between visits. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily and floss every day. See the team at Morita Dental every six months for professional teeth cleanings and dental exams.

Avoid chewing on ice, pens, hard candy, or other hard objects. Ask your provider about wearing a custom-fit mouthguard at night if you clench or grind your teeth. Call Morita Dental if your filling falls off or you experience signs of additional tooth damage or decay.

Don’t let a small cavity or tooth imperfection progress to serious oral health issues. At the first sign of a problem, call the Morita Dental office or book an appointment online to find out if white fillings are right for you.

Get In Touch

10055 N Portal Ave

Suite 110

Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 775-7770

408-865-0604

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

By Special Appointment

Sunday:

Closed