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.