Used to prevent the spread of tooth decay or correct any cosmetic damage, a filling is just one of the ways our dentists preserve your health. Before placement, any decay must be drilled out. We offer local anesthesia along with oral sedation to ensure maximum comfort for our patients. There are two different types of fillings: amalgam (otherwise known as silver fillings) and composite resin, the color of which can be customized to match your natural teeth..
At our office we utilize composite resin filling material. Since the color of a composite resin filling can be customized, it is the most aesthetically pleasing option. It is ideal for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, filling in a tooth gap, correcting dental discoloration, protecting any exposed tooth root from gum recession, changing the shape of teeth, and for cavity fillings as they are bonded to the teeth in layers and therefore require less drilling away of the natural tooth.