Fillings are restorations that repair and rebuild teeth that have been harmed by cavities. After removing the damaged portion of the tooth, the filling seals out bacteria and protects the tooth so that it can function normally.
Choices in Restorative Materials
Materials used for fillings may include composite (white fillings) or amalgam (silver fillings.) White fillings are more esthetically pleasing and generally less invasive. Silver fillings are useful for large cavities where cost is a concern.
During your examination, we will discuss your options with you so that you can make an educated decision about your filling material.
The earlier your dentist repairs your cavities, the smaller and more affordable your filling will be. Call us today!