Dental cavity fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged. The development of tooth colored fillings has provided dentist and patients with a safer and more attractive alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
There are many types of tooth cavity filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Chavez will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite dental fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Composite fillings for teeth can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
By precisely matching tooth-colored composite fillings with the natural color of your teeth, Dr. Chavez is able to provide you with white dental fillings that are virtually invisible. The removal of old amalgam fillings can provide patients with white fillings that provide a more pleasing, silver-free smile.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when a dental cavity fillings is first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.