When a tooth develops a cavity, a filling becomes necessary to address the decay caused by bacteria. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Kraja and Sidhu, remove the decay and then use either tooth-colored or silver filling materials. Occasionally, an old filling may require replacement due to wear, stains, or new decay around its edges.
For small to medium-sized restorations, composite resins, known as tooth-colored fillings, offer excellent durability and resistance. They are suitable for both front and back teeth. It’s important to note that composites may cost more than amalgam or silver fillings, and some insurance plans may not cover them. Also, it’s worth mentioning that dental fillings have a functional life and may need further care or replacement over time.
Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by: