A dental filling is one of the most common general dentistry treatments. Edgewater dentist Dr. John Cutting offers several options for dental fillings including metal-free restorations (porcelain or resin dental fillings).
About Dental Fillings
If you have a tooth that has a cavity, is cracked, worn or has other damage, you may need a dental filling. The filling will cover the tooth to provide protection from future decay or other damage. A dental filling can also improve the beauty and function of the tooth.
Depending on where the tooth is located and what your needs are, Dr. Cutting may choose from several tooth filling materials. Where aesthetics are concerned, Dr. Cutting will select a “white filling” or metal-free restoration such as a porcelain or resin dental filling.
Back teeth may be restored using gold fillings which can provide excellent strength and durability.
Dental Filling FAQs
Which is the best type of tooth filling?
There are many excellent choices in material for tooth fillings and Dr. Cutting will help you select which is best based on your individual needs and goals.
What do I do if I have a broken filling?
If you have lost a filling or have a broken dental filling, it is important to contact our Edgewater dental office as quickly as possible. Dr. Cutting can provide prompt attention to repair the damaged tooth and restore the dental filling, with the goal of preventing tooth loss and more extensive dental treatments.
Can you replace my metal filling with a tooth colored filling?
Many patients come to Dr. Cutting because they have worn or unsightly metal fillings. We can replace these fillings with a more comfortable and natural looking alternative.