A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate damage to a tooth. Most patients are familiar with fillings as a common treatment for repairing cavities; these restorations can also be used to repair cracking or chipping in a tooth. A filling is a conservative restoration that allows us to preserve as much of the natural, healthy tooth structure as possible. To place a dental filling in Newton and Andover, New Jersey, our dentist will carefully remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. After thoroughly sanitizing the tooth, we place the filling material on the tooth and shape it to match your bite and the contours of the tooth. Finally, the restoration is hardened, often through the use of a special light. This entire process requires just one comfortable appointment at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC.
There are two common types of dental fillings: composite and amalgam. Composite restorations, also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are matched to your natural tooth color to blend in with your smile’s appearance. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are silver in color. Dr. Marlayna Best will help you choose the restoration that is best suited to your personal dental needs and goals. To learn more, we invite you to contact us today!