A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma.
After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, Dr. “B” restores the tooth with composite resin (white filling material that matches your tooth color). The composite material fillings are also used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing. In many cases, tooth sensitivity caused by enamel loss will be significantly improved or completely eliminated once an appropriate dental filling material is placed.
Please note: at Avalon Dental, we do not use Amalgam fillings, not only because they aren’t asthetically pleasing, but because they also contain mercury. Also, for mercury fillings, a large predetermined shape is cut into the tooth, removing healthy tooth structure. Modern fillings are much more conservative and preserve the natural tooth.