The average patient will require dental fillings at least once in their lives. Dental fillings are a standard procedure for adults and children who suffer from tooth decay. The dentists at Lee Family Dental are proud to offer a wide variety of materials to fill cavities for you and your family in Worcester, MA.
If a cavity is present, your dental team will diagnose it and come up with the best treatment plan for you or your family member. Many times, dental fillings can be used to restore mild tooth damage and decay.
At Lee Family Dental, we offer different filling types to ensure that you are satisfied with your dental fillings. Composite, glass ionomer, porcelain, and traditional metal fillings are available for patients who want a healthy smile. Each of the fillings comes with its own sets of benefits and drawbacks.
Composite fillings are useful for mild to medium restorations where there is no excessive wear on the tooth. They are less resistant to wear and tear than traditional silver amalgam and other metal fillings and take longer to apply as they are done in layers. However, they have the benefit of being able to match your surrounding teeth in shade and structure.
Porcelain fillings are preferable for their appearance and durability but generally come at a higher price than most composite resin fillings.
Traditional silver amalgam fillings are one of the more durable materials we work with at Lee Family Dental. While some patients fear the use of mercury in traditional amalgam fillings, there is no evidence that amalgam causes harm in dental fillings, with the rare exception of allergies.
Placing dental fillings can often be done in just one dental visit to our Worcester dental office. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and cleaned. The area will then be filled and shaped to match your surrounding teeth perfectly.
If you believe or have been diagnosed with cavities, a dental filling may be the right choice to restore health and function to your mouth. Call Lee Family Dental to find out more about dental fillings or to schedule the next appointment.