A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then restored with a filling material.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. The strength and durability of these materials continue to make them useful where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as In the back of the mouth. Dr DeWerd will take the time to discuss the best options for restoring your teeth