Types of Dental Fillings and What to Expect
Dental fillings are necessary when the tooth structure has been removed due to fracture or decay. Did you know that people have been performing dental fillings for centuries? Fortunately, technological advancements have introduced many improved filling materials over the years. Silver amalgam is the filling material that most people are familiar with, but today there are more options to choose from, such as tooth-colored composite fillings, and cementable resins and porcelains.
If you have decayed teeth, you will likely need a filling to restore strength and health to your natural teeth. Dr. Lewis or Dr. Laventure will gently remove the decayed portion of the tooth, taking care to preserve the rest of the healthy tooth structure. Our practice always prioritizes making sure that your filling material is matched as closely as possible to the color of your natural teeth.
Ignoring a bad toothache or cavity can result in the need for drilling and filling, or the tooth decay could continue to worsen and end up as a tooth extraction. It’s much easier and more comfortable to fill a cavity with our team than to allow decay to worsen, and you’ll never regret preserving your smile and keeping up with good oral health.
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To learn more about our fillings, the materials we use, and what to expect during the process, call our practice today. Fillings can be done quickly and comfortably in just one visit, so don’t delay!