Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include metals (amalgam or gold), porcelain, or composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. A filling is a restoration we use to replace a damaged part of the tooth, whether due to trauma or a cavity. We remove the infection or damaged part of the tooth, shape it so that it’ll have the best retention and durability, and then fill the area we worked on to restore the tooth back to its original condition.
At Aborn Family Dental, taking care of your esthetic concerns is a priority so we provide you with tooth colored fillings that provide your teeth with a very esthetic natural look as well as good strength.
When you need a dental filling, you have many choices. But since different types of fillings are better for different dental conditions, Dr. Chen will help you decide which type of filling is right for you based on factors including the location and severity of the decay, the cost of the filling, and your insurance coverage.
The pros and cons of some common types of fillings are as follows: