Fillings

Pinehurst NC Dental FillingsFillings are placed in a tooth after decayed tooth structure is removed.  Fillings are best used to replace a small amount of tooth structure.  The choice of filling material is silver amalgam or white composite.  The composite material is tooth colored and is highly esthetic.  Composite is best suited for front teeth and smaller fillings in back teeth.  Silver amalgam tends to last a bit longer in back teeth, and it is usually less costly to place than composite.  Even after fillings are placed, it is very important to have good oral hygiene because stain and decay can still occur in filled teeth.  Fillings have a lifespan that varies with location, size, habits, and oral hygiene.



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