Even if patients eat healthy foods, practice good oral hygiene, and receive routine dental care, tooth decay is sometimes unavoidable.
While eating a healthy diet, practicing good oral hygiene, and receiving regular dental exams and cleanings can prevent tooth decay; cavities can still occur. When this decay occurs, the affected area is often small enough to be treated with a minor and minimally invasive procedure known as a tooth filling or cavity filling.
At Dental Depot, we use resin composite fillings more commonly referred to as tooth color fillings. This tooth colored material is a natural looking restoration that is indistinguishable from your other teeth. The chemical structure of resin composite fillings bonds easily to your teeth and requires less removal of the tooth during preparation than old fashioned metal amalgam fillings. Most dentists prefer resin composite fillings when compared to metal amalgam fillings of the past for this reason. Additionally, metallic fillings are prone to breaks and cracks over time due to weather susceptibility. If you believe you need dental fillings or would like to replace existing metal amalgam fillings, please contact one of our offices and schedule an appointment with one of our amazing doctors.