If a cavity progresses no further than a filling, dental patients can avoid more extensive and invasive treatments. Let’s talk about dental fillings.
Most dental patients have a few fillings in their mouth. A dental filling is the most common way dentists restore the damaged, decayed tooth to its previous, intact condition.
Used for over a hundred years, dental fillings have come a long way from the silvery amalgam fillings many of us remember.
Today, a composite of plastic resin with glass or quartz filler. Referred to as composite fillings, 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 dentists still find amalgam fillings appropriate in some cases. Dental amalgam is made from a metal alloy, making it durable even when the chewing load is great.
I’m Dr. David Montz and I work hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable during their dental visit. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1997, and I find it especially rewarding when my patients experience renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
If you are interested in replacing metal fillings, or want to discuss tooth whitening and veneers, our staff is happy to answer any questions you have.
Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule an appointment with David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry!
Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120
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