Dental fillings have become common, as they are the standard treatments for cavities. The dentist will remove the damaged or decayed part of the affected tooth, and then use a dental filling material to place into the cleaned cavity. For a single tooth, it is a relatively short procedure, which the dentist can complete within one dental visit.

There are indirect fillings, which include inlays, onlays, and crowns. These can take more than one dental visit because the dentist has to take impressions of the tooth to create a stable restoration in the dental laboratory.

Here are four advantages of getting the treatment:


Many people believe that a procedure is only meant for cavities. However, dental fillings are multipurpose. While they can restore a tooth damaged from decay, the material can also help repair broken or cracked teeth. Meanwhile, indirect fillings can help strengthen a tooth with a weakened structure. A temporary filling after a root canal, which is spanning over several dental visits, can help the tooth heal. It relaxes the nerves before a permanent filling is placed and prevents infection during the wait time.

Protection against Decay

At times, a tooth can develop tiny holes. These are not considered as cavities but can accumulate food particles and other debris — leading to the tooth becoming vulnerable to decay.

If the dentist identifies the holes in time, then a composite filling is used to seal them. This can prevent the decay from damaging the tooth.

Aesthetic Appeal

Nowadays, patients can get dental fillings made of composite resin. This material is ideal for maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the tooth since it matches the natural color. This way, patients do not have to worry about their fillings being noticeable.


Depending on the chosen material, the treatment can last up to 15 years. Modern dental fillings are also designed in a way so that they are more resistant to corrosion over time. Patients may have to pay more for materials that last longer but it is a cost-effective procedure. The money you pay once prevents further damage for a long time. It means that you do not have to spend more money to remedy the damage that is more complicated if you did not get a filling in time.

Dental Fillings in Chula Vista by Dr. Nick Addario

Dr. Nick Addario offers quality dental filling services in Chula Vista. We provide a variety of dental filling material options, including composite fillings. A patient can expect full guidance from our experts on the benefits and limitations of each available material, along with which one is the best for their particular case.

At our dental clinic, patients will enjoy a comfortable and hygienic environment. Our highly qualified dentists and trained staff help all patients prepare for their treatments as well as with their follow-up visits.

To learn more about or dental services in Chula Vista, or book your appointment, please call us or visit our office.