Dental Filling

Dental fillings are a common and effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay. At Oyster Dental, we offer a variety of filling materials to suit your needs and preferences.

Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are made of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. They are matched to the color of your teeth and can be used for both front and back teeth. Composite fillings are bonded directly to the tooth and can help to strengthen the remaining tooth structure.

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made of a mixture of metals including silver, tin, copper and mercury. They are durable and have been used for many years, but they are not tooth-colored so they are mainly used on back teeth where aesthetics is not as important.

Ceramic fillings, also known as inlays or onlays, are custom-made in a laboratory and are usually made of porcelain. They are matched to the color of your teeth and provide a very natural-looking result. They are mainly used to repair larger cavities or when more tooth structure needs to be restored.

During your appointment, our dentist will evaluate the extent of the decay and recommend the best filling material for your specific case. We will numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The damaged portion of the tooth will then be removed, and the filling material will be placed and shaped to restore the tooth to its natural shape and function.

Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can help to prevent cavities and the need for fillings. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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