Fillings

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay or trauma.  The dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, and then place the filling material in the area where the decayed tooth once lived.

What are the different types of fillings?

There are two options for filling materials: silver amalgam and composite. Dentists and patients alike have come to prefer the composite (tooth colored) filling material over silver amalgam fillings.

Cosmetic Bonding After

Composite filling

Cosmetic Bonding Before

Amalgam fillings

 

 

 

 

 

Composite fillings, also known as tooth colored fillings, provide the dentist and patients with a safer and more attractive alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. Composite fillings offer a number of benefits over silver amalgam fillings…

  • Tooth colored fillings improve the health of teeth without damaging their appearance.
  • The tooth colored material can be matched to surrounding teeth; making them virtually invisible and appear more natural
  • They can be used on both front and back teeth.

Many patients today opt for the removal of their amalgam fillings and replace them with tooth-colored composite fillings;. This simple procedure is an easy way to make a big difference in your smile.

Our team of experts is ready to help you with your fillings. If you would like more information on Denver restorative fillings please call the Bissell Dental Group at 303-757-6139 or visit our Denver office.