• Teeth Fillings (Restorations)

      Here are some common dental filling options:

      It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings.

      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:

      • brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
      • flossing daily
      • eating a balanced diet
      • visiting the dentist regularly.

      To decide on which filling we use, we try our best to deliver what you ask for (usually white fillings), however there are cases where we still use silver fillings (only in the back teeth) if we can’t achieve a good moisture control and/or the pressure expected on the fillings is too high (this might require a crown to be done).