Family Dentistry - Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are necessary to restore decaying teeth. When a cavity is noted in your tooth, to preserve your tooth the dentist will fill the decaying area with a variety of compounds that will allow the tooth to remain in a more stable state.
Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
There are many types of filling material and you may have what is called a silver amalgam filling(which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper). These fillings are now being replaced to the tooth-colored, plastic, and glass materials called composite resin fillings.
The extent of the decay and location will determine the type of filling that is best to repair the tooth. At Modern Smile Dental we will help you with our recommendations to assist in determining the type of filling best for you.
Regular check ups at the dentist will help to evaluate early dental decaying and cavities.
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