Tooth decay or damage can lead to cavities or even infections. If you ignore an area of decay, you could ultimately face a root canal or even an extraction. As soon as you notice damage or decay, call our office at Jacksonville Office Phone Number904-620-9225 and schedule an appointment with our dentist. Dr. McCall can see you to discuss your options for dental fillings in Jacksonville, FL.
Dental fillings are the most common restorative dental treatment offered in dentistry. Used to repair mild damage caused by dental decay, such as dental cavities, dental fillings can also be used to restore teeth that have become chipped or slightly fractured. There are two types of dental fillings: amalgam and composite.
- Amalgam Fillings — Also known as silver fillings, amalgam fillings are typically used for children on primary teeth.
- Composite Fillings — This type of filling has become the popular filling of choice, especially for adults and teens, because it uses a composite material that matches the natural color of the tooth, which presents an uninterrupted and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Both of these types of fillings serve the same purpose and are safe and affordable ways to repair damaged teeth and restore your smile. Dental fillings usually require only one appointment to complete. Our team will remove dental decay and clean damaged teeth before applying dental fillings and shaping them to match your bite. After the filling has hardened, this long-lasting restoration will stay firmly in place so you can smile and function without discomfort.
For more information about dental fillings, give our office a call and schedule an appointment with our personable dentist.