A tooth filling is an effective way to prevent tooth decay or bacteria build-up for already damaged teeth. To install a filling, Dr. Hanna or Dr. Gambella will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the area and fill the cavity. For fillings that are placed on more noticeable teeth – such as the front teeth – our doctors prefer to use tooth-colored fillings.
A tooth-colored filling is a composite resin made up of a combination of plastic, glass and silica. The composite resins are mixed and hardened into place, making them look real and natural. The technology of creating composite fillings has greatly advanced, and while they were previously considered weaker than other fillings, various materials are combined to create a strong, durable substance.
Primarily used for cosmetic reasons, tooth-colored composite fillings are now the preferred method of cavity fillings. They provide you with the natural, durable look of real teeth, enlightening your smile and brightening your day!
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