Dental Fillings

Fillings are materials dentist use to seal cavities after they clean out the decayed part of the tooth. They are also used to repair broken or cracked teeth. Fillings protect, preserve your teeth from expanding decay; they will also alleviate the teeth from any pain associated with this decay.

Amalgams (silver fillings) are usually placed in molars and are used in deep cavities. This type of filling is very resistant, strong and durable. It is the least expensive type of restorative material.

Because of interest in cosmetics, composite fillings which are fillings made of a resin material that match the color of your natural teeth are being used more commonly in liu of amalgam. Composite fillings are also less sensitive to temperature changes. Gold fillings are another option sometimes used in the back molars because of their durability and stability.

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