Cavities are an all-too-common problem, and when your teeth experience this kind of decay, they need to be filled with a durable material that will last for years without diminishing your beautiful smile. At Grove City Dental we use quality materials and modern tools to make sure your fillings do the job for years to come.
What are Restorative Fillings?
Restorative fillings, also known as dental fillings, are most commonly used to treat cavities and repair cracked, broken, or worn teeth. Most restorative work is composite, which is a “tooth colored” material, allowing us to provide the dental restorations you need without filling your mouth with unsightly metal.
There are many advantages to using composite restorations. These fillings are often placed in just one visit. The tooth colored, putty-like resin is bonded to the tooth creating the tightest, most superior fit possible to the natural tooth. Unlike other fillings, composite fillings contain absolutely no harmful chemicals.
The Benefits of Tooth-colored Fillings
There are many great reasons to use composite fillings rather than the traditional metal amalgam. The most obvious reason is for the appearance of your teeth, but there are other benefits, too.
- Bond directly to your teeth – As this material bonds to your tooth, the results will be very strong.
- Preserve more of your tooth – We don’t have to drill as much of your tooth for resin composites as we do for amalgam.
- No mercury – Many people are sensitive to certain metals, and this can be avoided with composite fillings.
- Durable Results – The heat-cured resin is extremely durable and can be brushed and flossed like normal.
Don’t Wait to Treat Your Teeth
Many people think that they can tell when they have a problem that needs a restorative filling. However, it’s not always so simple. You may have a problem developing just beneath the surface. The sooner we get it treated, the more likely you can avoid implants and dentures later in life.
Our goal is to listen first and then develop the best plan for your dental health. Contact us today to set up your next appointment.