Okay, there truly are not 50 shades of fillings, but there is a wide variety of types of filling materials you can have put into your teeth.

What is a Filling?

A filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair a fractured tooth. Fillings are used to correct tooth decay, or fix any surface damage to your teeth that could have been caused by a variety of things.

What Types of Fillings Are There?

Dental filling material that is mostly commonly used includes: composite, porcelain and silver amalgam. These filling materials are all used to even out your tooth’s surface for better biting or chewing, and correct the decaying portion of your tooth.

How is Decay Detected?

Your dental professional will examine your tooth surfaces, looking for any areas affected by decay or damage. From there they will prepare the tooth and necessary surrounding area in order to restore the damaged tooth. The decay is removed and damage is corrected with a dental hand-piece or laser, and the area is cleaned to remove bacteria or debris before the restoration is completed.

Enamel Loss & Decay

As we wrote about in our last blog post, enamel is one of the strongest “body parts” you have, and any loss of enamel can create an increased risk for tooth decay …and may also result in tooth sensitivity. By having a filling correct this, it can significantly reduce the sensitive nature of your tooth or teeth, and bring back your oral comfort.

At DentistsRUs, we understand that decay is a common occurrence, and having it addressed it important. Call one of our many dental professionals to book your appointment today, and get back on the path or oral health!

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