YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SET OF TEETH AND GUMS, SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THEY REMAIN AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE.
A filling is used to restore a tooth after it has been damaged by decay. The filler restores the affected tooth to strengthen and protect it from deteriorating further.
Decay from bacteria causes holes or cavities to develop in the enamel, leaving the inside of a tooth vulnerable to infection.
At SMH DENTAL, we offer a variety of filling types, from composite resin, amalgam or porcelain. We also provide patients with white fillings, an attractive alternative to traditional fillings.
After choosing the type of filling, the dentist will proceed to treatment. This may entail removing the damaged or decayed part of the tooth. The affected tooth will then be cleaned and prepped before the filling is applied.
If you choose a white filling, this helps the dentist to retain more of your natural tooth as, unlike a metal filling, the composite resin is bonded directly to the wild too. Like a regular filling, a white filling helps restore a tooth damaged by decay, strengthening it and protecting it from further deterioration. However, the added benefit of a white filling is that it blends into the mouth, so your treatment is invisible yet effective.