What you need to know about dental fillings
If you have decayed or damaged teeth, don’t give up on your smile! There is a good chance the right dental filling can restore your smile to greatness and give you back full chewing function. Dental fillings can restore teeth that are worn down by aging and normal use, damaged from trauma, or decayed from bacterial plaque. Your dentists at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin want to help you restore your smile with dental fillings.
Your Menomonee Falls, WI dentists need to remove all traces of dental decay before filling your tooth. They will make sure your filling only contacts healthy tooth surface, so the filling will last for many years. You can discuss which filling material you prefer. Your dentists at Avenue Dental Group may recommend certain types of fillings, depending on the area of the mouth, and your individual needs. Consider these filling materials when you make your decision:
- Metal (amalgam) fillings, which are the strongest, most durable fillings; these fillings are typically reserved for back teeth where you need biting and chewing strength.
- Gold fillings, which are also strong, and have a beautiful color; these fillings are cast in a dental laboratory, so you will need more than one appointment.
- Tooth-colored (composite) fillings, which are color-matched to be virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth; composite fillings are a great choice for teeth that are visible when you smile.
- Porcelain fillings, which are strong, and cosmetically beautiful; porcelain reflects light, just like your existing teeth, making it one of the most natural-looking filling materials available.
Your dentists at Avenue Dental Group can save your decayed or damaged teeth with beautiful dental fillings, giving you years of happy smiles. So don’t give up on your smile. Call your dentists at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin today and find out how dental fillings can help restore your teeth and save your smile!