DENTAL FILLINGS IN GAINESVILLE, GA
They’re called fillings because if you have a cavity, the dentist will remove the portion of the tooth that’s decayed and then fill the area with either silver (amalgam) or tooth-colored (composite) material.
Fillings are used to repair decayed, cracked or broken teeth or teeth that have been worn down by tooth grinding or other causes.
AMALGAM VS. COMPOSITE FILLINGS
We offer both silver (amalgam) fillings and tooth-colored (composite) fillings, depending on your preference. Many people opt for tooth-colored fillings as a more natural-looking alternative to silver fillings. While both types provide effective solutions for tooth decay, composite fillings do have some advantages:
- A tooth-colored filling is almost invisible – your damaged tooth may appear good as new following placement of a composite tooth filling.
- Placement of a composite filling will prevent “graying” of a tooth. Silver fillings may “shine through” translucent tooth enamel.
- All fillings weaken teeth, but composite fillings may be less likely to contribute to tooth cracking over time. Composite fillings do not expand, but silver fillings may expand over time, which could lead to cracked teeth.
CONTACT GDC SMILES IN GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
Please call GDC Smiles, your Gainesville, Georgia, dentist at (770) 534-6933 to schedule your dental filling visit.