If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, cosmetic dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Today, let’s talk about dental fillings.
Most dental patients have a few fillings in their mouth. When a tooth has been damaged through decay, a dental filling is the most common way dentists restore the tooth to its previous, intact condition.
Dental fillings have been used for over a hundred years, and they’ve come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us remember.
Cosmetic dentists and dental labs now formulate more cosmetically pleasing filling materials. Composite fillings consist of a plastic resin and glass or quartz filler.
Today, the filling material of choice in Fargo and around the country is a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, Fargo dental patients love the fact that they can be matched to their natural tooth color, making them practically invisible. This is particularly important when the filling needs to be in a conspicuous part of the mouth, such as the front teeth.
Despite the popularity of tooth-colored fillings, many Fargo dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, which gives it the ability to hold strong even when the chewing load is great.
I’m Dr. Dennis Hetland and I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable during their dental visit. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1996, and I find it especially rewarding when Fargo, Fargo, and Fargo residents experience renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
Whether you are interested in replacing metal fillings with composites, or if you want to discuss tooth whitening and veneers, our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Call 701-298-9400 today to schedule an appointment with Designer Smiles!
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