Fillings are a common dental procedure and may help to restore health and shape of a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity or decay. To prepare a tooth for a filling, the dentist will dispose of the damaged area of the tooth, cleanse around it, and then fill in the tooth with a compound that will conform to the form and shape of the rest of the tooth.
As a Fairhope, AL dentist fillings help to prevent further decay of the damaged tooth by blocking off the area where bacteria enter the teeth, i.e. the cavity. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, and amalgam, silver and composite resin. There is no single type of filling that is best, as several factors must be considered when choosing a filling. These factors include the shape of your tooth, your reaction to the materials to be used, which tooth needs to be filled and the amount of repair required. If you are in pain or think that you may have a tooth that needs a filling please call us at SweetWater Dentistry to schedule a consult! 251-550-7770