Dental Fillings

In short, fillings close off spaces where bacteria can enter in your mouth, and they also help prevent further decay. They’ve been used for many, many years, and if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed about this dental treatment, it’s the effectiveness it has on patients. If you suspect you have a cavity, schedule an appointment at our dental office. We’ll take X-rays of your teeth to detect whether you have a cavity to fill or not.  

Dr. Russell will carefully place fillings in a patient’s teeth after he removes the decayed bacteria and cleans the affected area. There are several different types of filling materials to use, including the silver amalgam which was the most used type years ago, as well as tooth colored composite filling materials, cementable resins, and porcelains.

How Fillings Work

Decayed teeth require fillings to restore strength and health of natural teeth.
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure.
The filling material is shaped to match the look and feel of natural teeth.
Today, many materials can be used to mimic the color and texture of natural teeth.
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