A filling is the most common way that Dr. Joseph Szymczak can restore a tooth damaged by decay. A filling will return the tooth back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, our dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean and disinfect the area then replace the space with a filling material. This closes off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter the tooth and cause further damage. We use a composite resin to improve the health and appearance of your smile. For your appointment with our dentist for a composite dental filling in Grand Rapids, Michigan, contact MI Roots Family Dental at 616-453-0002.