A dental filling is a restorative treatment used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We are pleased to offer high-quality dental fillings including tooth-colored fillings for patients who are concerned about the aesthetics of their smiles.
White fillings, composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings are created from composite resin. Composite resin is a durable material that is available in a wide variety of shades, and our dentists will match the shade of the composite resin to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking, aesthetic restoration. Composite resin contains no mercury or other metals. In addition, the composite resin bonds with the natural tooth structure to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay in the future.
Our dentists may prescribe a dental filling if the decay or damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. We can use a dental filling to repair a cracked or decayed tooth, and to restore its strength and structure. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration. For more information about our dental fillings, and to schedule your visit with our team, call Potomac Dental Centre today.