Dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat cavities or tooth decay. Decay that has spread far into the tooth cannot always be treated with a filling. Fillings are used in order to prevent minor decay from rapidly spreading bacteria into the tooth’s pulp – where it then must be treated with a procedure known as a root canal.
The Types of Fillings We Offer:
Silver (also known as amalgam)
This is one of the oldest options and is highly durable, lasting a lifetime for some patients. However, they do not match the color of your teeth.
Made up of composite resin, this type of filling is a great choice if you want a filling that matches the same shade as your teeth for concealment. It also chemically bonds to the tooth for added support.