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Tooth fillings

Various tooth fillings from Waldrep Dentistry

Tooth fillings are a way to restore teeth that are damaged by decay with the purpose of returning them to their normal function and shape. Every tooth filling begins with first removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and then filling the cleaned out cavity. A variety of materials can be used for this final step. That's why you'll find tooth fillings to conclude materials such as gold, silver, plastic resin and porcelain. The type of filling that’s used in your tooth (or teeth) depends upon on the extent of repair, where the filling is located and cost. While some gold fillings can last up to 20 years they may not be the best choice given the location of the tooth. At other times, composite plastic resins are the best choice because they can be customized to match the color of your existing teeth. In some instances, tooth fillings can take away a large portion of the existing tooth. In these situations a filling alone is not enough. You may be required to have a crown (or cap) so that the remaining tooth is protected from nerve damage. If you have a tooth that's been bothering you it's best to contact us sooner rather than later. Book your appointment by calling us today.


For your tooth filling call Waldrep Dentistry 828-264-3211.