DENTAL FILLINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN EASIER
Almost everyone is familiar with tooth fillings. It is the material a dentist bonds to your natural teeth after a cavity is removed. Today you have more options for fillings in dentistry than ever before.
Here is a list of the types we use at our Leesburg dental office:
- Composite Resin Fillings – A safe, plastic filling material that comes in many tooth colored shades so we can best match your natural tooth color. Composite fillings are perfect for making small fillings seem invisible.
Porcelain Fillings – A durable filling material that wears like your natural tooth. It, too, comes in many natural colors and lab technicians spend hours getting the contours of the tooth perfect for your mouth. We usually reserve porcelain for bigger areas of decay.
Silver Fillings or Amalgam Fillings – This amalgam dental material is silver-colored, so it stands out visually from your other teeth. The ADA, CDC, and the FDA have stated this material is safe for filling cavities. This is a durable, predictable option.
Gold Fillings – This filling consists of material made of a gold alloy by a lab technician. Costs can vary widely depending on world gold prices.
WILL I NEED ANESTHESIA OR SHOTS TO GET A FILLING?
Most adults do need some type of anesthesia for fillings for various reasons. Our first option is to use the DELight ErYag laser. In 75% of cases, the DELight ErYag laser can remove decay without the need for anesthesia. That means there is no shot, no drill and no numb lip to slow down your smile.
Dental Fillings Before & After