What are dental fillings?

  • When there’s a cavity to fix, there’s a hole in the tooth that needs to be filled. Fillings are placed to fill in the hole in the tooth that remains after removing the cavity/infection from the tooth. 
  • Fillings can be tooth colored. You may have heard of these fillings called composite or resin.    
  • Some fillings are silver using a material called amalgam.  
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Most of the time we will place a tooth-colored filling. In some cases of bad hygiene, bleeding gums, swollen gums it is best to do a metal filling. We will discuss your options after an exam.

Amalgam fillings have been placed for over 100 years and approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment option.

 

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The best type of filling is no filling! Avoid cavities by:

 

  • Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Avoid frequent, high sugar snacks
  • Regular checkups with your dentist every 6 months

 

If your child does need a filling, it is best to fix it when it is small. This is why we want to see your child for an exam every 6 months.

 

Before treating a cavity, we will discuss the options and which filling will be best for their case.

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