Tooth decay can result in dental pain and impact our quality of life. Once decay is removed, the missing tooth structure should be replaced with a filling to restore health and function.
The cavity is filled with a choice of:
- composite resin (tooth colored or white fillings)
- dental porcelain (tooth colored)
- gold (precious metal)
- dental amalgam (old fashioned silver)
- glass ionomer (also tooth colored but for special cases)
We shape the filling's surface to closely match your teeth's natural contours.
Three common locations of cavities:
1- On top of the tooth
2- Between 2 teeth
3- At the gumline
Teeth are prepared to hold fillings crown is put in place.
Teeth are filled with composite resin, amalgam or gold to restore function.