Dental FillingsAn Overview
Dental fillings are placed to restore tooth structure damaged by decay or infection. Great Smile Dental offers all types of dental fillings and will work with you to determine the most suitable type of filling for your needs and aesthetic goals.
A dental filling can halt the progression of tooth decay and maintain the natural structure of your tooth and your smile. For fillings to be placed in back teeth with multiple cusps we may recommend the use of an inlay or onlay for the best long-term result and to fully stabilize the tooth. Also called a partial crown, this type of restoration can be made of a high-quality ceramic or porcelain for durability and natural aesthetics.
There are a variety of dental filling materials, each offering its own set of pros and cons. In most cases, we will recommend the use of a tooth-colored composite resin or white filling for a result that is lasting and made to match your existing teeth.
White Fillings: What are the Benefits?
Advances in the adhesive properties of composite resin materials have made white fillings a great option for restoring lost tooth structure with a durable result that creates a tight seal to prevent future infection. This material can be color matched to your smile, providing a seamless means of addressing decay and damage in the least invasive way possible.