Many times when a tooth is decayed it can be restored to function with a dental filling. Teeth with small cavities or slight chips and fractures can oftentimes be fixed with a filling. We offer several filling material choices to best suit the situation and your needs.
- Composite Resin – Resin fillings, or “white fillings”, are made of a durable plastic material. These fillings are bonded into place with a dental adhesive and are the most esthetic direct restorations available.
- Dental Amalgam – Amalgam fillings, or “silver fillings”, are a tried and true restorative material that has been around for ages.
- Glass Ionomer – GI is a material that is used in low-stress bearing, low chewing force areas. It is also a “white filling”, although not always as esthetic as resin restorations. GI is a great alternative material for use in children, elderly patients, or patients who experience dry mouth, as it has the ability to absorb and release fluoride.