What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are a common dental restoration used by Dr. Romeo and Dr. Cardenas to repair cavities and any sort of damage to your tooth enamel. Dental fillings are designed to renew the strength and vitality of your tooth after the decay has been removed, a process that leaves holes and ridges in your tooth. Dental fillings literally fill in these spaces to prevent decay from reoccurring and the tooth from cracking. In the past, many materials such as gold and amalgam were used for dental fillings. Our dentists are pleased to offer a modern alternative known as white fillings.

What are white fillings made of?

White fillings are made from composite resin, a durable mixture of plastic alloys and a form of powdered glass. Composite resin can be matched to your existing tooth color for a beautiful restoration and also bonds naturally with your tooth structure. This provides extra strength and durability. Applied in layers directly onto your tooth once decay has been removed, white fillings are hardened and polished to a beautiful shine. If you think you may have a cavity or if you would like to learn more about how a dental filling in Macclenny, Florida, is placed, please call our office today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and schedule a time for you to come and talk with us about your oral health.