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Dental Fillings

composite dental filling procedureOver the last few decades, dentistry has come leaps and bounds and made some tremendous improvements in both dental technology and practiced procedures. The art of dealing with tooth decay is no exception. Whereas we once had only a few materials that we could use to fill a tooth (gold, amalgam), now we have many. Where tooth restoration used to be a somewhat clunky process, now it has been refined into a series of exacting procedures that produce quality results at less cost to the patient.

So what has changed and how does it affect you? Well, let’s take a look at a few of the things that you have to consider when looking at having a filling placed.

What’s right for me?

Because there are more options now than ever before, having a filling done now boils down to your preferences. We will work with you to help you make informed decisions. Factors that we must take into account will be things like:

•  The material used in the filling
•  The amount of healthy tooth each material requires us to remove
•  How and where the filling is placed
•  The number of visits to our office
•  The required strength of the material
•  The desired aesthetic

If the tooth is at the front of the mouth, or included in your smile we will probably recommend a tooth colored filling to ensure your smile maintains its natural beauty. If the tooth is one of the rear molars we will want to choose something that has a high durability in order to withstand the pressures of chewing foods.

Filling Materials

When people think of fillings they usually think of the metallic (amalgam) fillings that are used many times in the molars. Amalgam is a strong, long lasting material and a great option for filling cavities in the rear molars.

We now have the ability to place tooth colored fillings that can mimic the aesthetic of the tooth almost exactly to make it appear as though no work has been done. These are typically made out of composite resins that are based in either plastic or ceramic materials. They allow us to drill less of the natural tooth to ensure your tooth’s structure doesn’t diminish.

Gold has always been a wonderful option for teeth because of its innate ability to mimic the strength and feel of a tooth. Many people enjoy the aesthetic that gold gives their smile as well.

Direct Fillings

Direct fillings are what most people think of when they think of fillings. A direct filling is placed into a cavity in the tooth on a single visit.

Indirect Fillings

Indirect fillings require two visits to our office and require us to prepare the tooth during the first visit. Based on the preparation we can craft the filling using a mold that we take of the area. In the interim, a temporary filling will be placed into the prepared site. Our laboratory then crafts the filling and sends it back to us.

Please call us today at Jupiter - (561) 747-4272
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