Dental fillings are various materials used in restoring the shape of decayed or damaged teeth to improve their aesthetics. According to the American Dental Association, over 175 million filling procedures are performed in the United States each year.
Dr. Best at Marlayna C. Best in Andover, New Jersey, and Best Dental Care NJ in Newton, New Jersey, offers top-notch dental filling treatments for people from Newton, Andover, and surrounding regions.
Several filling materials are used in dentistry, including gold, silver, amalgam, porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin.
Metal fillings are more durable but also more expensive compared to other available options. They are also less discreet.
Porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin fillings resemble the color and texture of natural teeth.
Let’s take a look at the main advantages of dental fillings:
Every filling procedure can be broken down into the following steps:
Caring for dental fillings doesn’t require any changes to your oral care routine. You need to brush and floss daily, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and visit our dentist once every six months to ensure the filling stays in place and continues to protect your tooth.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Best at one of our New Jersey offices in Newton or Andover to learn more about fillings. Call us at (973) 383-5700 or (973) 786-5588, request an appointment online, or visit our offices for further assistance.