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Dental Fillings

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Restore tooth structure, restore your health.

Strong teeth are vital to good health. But over time, the function, integrity, and form of a tooth’s structure can decay. Dental fillings repair cavities, cracked or broken teeth, and teeth worn down by misuse.

Whether you have a nail-biting habit that wears down your teeth, a painful cavity behind one of your canines, or a chipped tooth from an accident, we’re here to help. Plus, we offer a 5-year warranty on our dental fillings.

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When is a dental filling necessary?

The tell-tale signs of tooth decay—pain or sensitivity around the affected area—alerts you and your dentist to a cavity, a cracked tooth, or over-worn teeth. To diagnose a cavity, we’ll perform a series of tests, including (but not limited to):

These tests will lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan. For very small cavities, we may simply recommend a wait-and-see approach. If the cavity is large and painful or located in a hard-to-reach area, a filling is often recommended.

Treating a cavity with a filling involves removing decayed tooth structure, followed by a cavity filling that “fills” the hole in your teeth, protecting your tooth from further decay.

What kind of fillings are there?

At our office, we offer white fillings. White fillings are natural-looking and durable. The two main types of white fillings are composite resin and porcelain.

• Composite fillings are made with composite resin, easily match teeth color, and last about three to 10 years.

• Porcelain fillings look the most like natural teeth, are resistant to staining, and last 15 to 20 years.

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