Do you have a tooth that has been attacked by decay? If so, we are here to help you with a dental filling! There are many dental fillings available in the dental world today, including:
• Silver (Amalgam) Filling: A silver amalgam filling is a common restoration that can withstand chewing forces for 15 years or longer. This is a great option if you need to restore your back teeth or molars. The filling is made of mercury, silver, tin, zinc, and copper, and the process involved with placing the filling is easy, quick, and painless.
• Composite (Tooth-Colored) Filling: A composite filling is also a common option. With this restoration, you will have successful, natural-looking results. Your dentist will place the filling layer by layer and each layer will be hardened with a special light. This is also a great product that can correct chipped, broken, or irregularly shaped teeth.
• Porcelain Filling: A porcelain filling is also known as an inlay or onlay. This restoration is created in a dental lab and is made to fit perfectly inside and on your tooth. It successfully provides natural-looking, strong, and reliable results.
• Gold Filling: A gold filling is a rare restoration that provides results for 20 years or longer. It is created in a dental lab and is cemented to your tooth. Because it is gold, the filling is generally used for the back teeth.
We invite you to call our office today and schedule an appointment with our dentist to find out which dental filling is best for you and your smile. We look forward to working with you!