Peoria, Az Dental Fillings
Cavities and small fractures can cause much larger issues if left untreated. In the past, metal restorations called amalgam fillings (or silver fillings) served a need but left many teeth discolored and strained from the wedging effect of the metal. Today, tooth-colored composite resins, or dental fillings, blend into the tooth structure and are chemically bonded to the tooth providing a strong, permanent restoration.
Dental fillings serve both functional and aesthetic roles, often at the same time. For example, a cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible in your smile line. By gently cleaning out the soft, discolored area and replacing it with a tooth-colored filling, our family dentist can restore the look and function of the tooth.
Dental fillings contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded to the prepared tooth structure, a blue light applied directly to the dental filling hardens the material within seconds. Once it’s shaped and polished to a high shine, the restoration is complete. Receiving beautiful Peoria, AZ dental fillings has never been easier! You can call our Peoria, AZ Dental office at (623)-561-0100 to plan your next visit.