Tooth-Colored and Silver Amalgam Fillings

West Branch Dentist

Harmful bacteria on the tooth can lead to decay.  Our team can remove the decay and place a filling.  Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down.  Our fillings are made of tooth-colored composite resin or silver amalgam.

When decay is left untreated, it can worsen, causing further damage, infection and even more severe pain. The infected tooth may eventually require a root canal or extraction.

We can help you decide whether tooth-colored composite resin fillings are right for you. Tooth-colored composite resin not only restores your teeth but also gives a natural-look.

You can decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases by:

  • Brushing your teeth a minimum of twice a day and after all meals and snacks
  • Flossing daily
  • Keeping up with regular professional cleanings
  • Avoid eating or drinking acidic or sugary foods and beverages
  • Eating a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables

A crown maybe recommended when 50 % of your natural tooth is filled, missing and/or decayed to provide strength to the tooth.

A bridge maybe recommended as an option to replace a tooth when a tooth is missing to aid in chewing.