What are dental fillings, and how do they restore the tooth?
The dentists at Harvest Hills Dental Care are your family dentists in East Gwillimbury, Ontario. They are pleased to offer their patients dental fillings as a tooth restoration option. These restorations are used when patients are dealing with cavities. If you want to learn more about dental fillings and their purpose, continue reading!
What are dental fillings, and how do they work?
Dental fillings are used for restoring natural teeth that have damage caused by decay. Our dental team removes the decaying portion of the natural tooth, and then the dental filling is placed. Fillings are often made from various materials, including silver amalgam, gold, or composite resin, which is tooth-coloured. At Harvest Hills Dental Care, we focus on using tooth-coloured dental fillings, as these are more aesthetic and just as functional as other materials used by other dental practices. There are also concerns with silver amalgam fillings and their high mercury content, so we avoid placing these types of fillings.
What is the purpose of a dental filling?
Quality dental fillings are usually placed to:
- Restore the function of the tooth
- Prevent further damage to the tooth
- Improve the appearance of the smile
Our dentists will determine if a dental filling is proper for you based on the location and severity of the decay and then recommend the best treatment. Patients with larger areas of decay may be better suited for solutions such as dental inlays, onlays, or crowns. An evaluation and proper diagnosis are the first steps in determining if dental fillings are an appropriate restorative option.
Call Harvest Hills Dental Care today!
If you reside in the East Gwillimbury, ON community and are seeking quality dental care, look no further than the Harvest Hills Dental Care team! Call (365) 659-1008 to request your visit at 181 Green Lane E, Suite #2, currently accepting new and returning patients and families.
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