Crowns and Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings consist of either amalgam or a composite resin material. 


Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings consist of either amalgam or a composite resin material. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.

Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:

The components used in the filling material

The amount of tooth structure remaining

The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth

Where and how the filling is placed

The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear

Composite resins are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.


What's right for me?

Before your treatment begins, your doctor will discuss with you all of your options and help you choose the best filling for your particular case. In preparation for this discussion it may be helpful to understand the two basic types of dental fillings — direct and indirect.

Direct Fillings

Fillings placed immediately into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. The dentist prepares the tooth, places the filling, and adjusts it in one appointment.

Indirect Fillings

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