A filling is a dental restoration commonly used to repair a tooth that has suffered from tooth decay or damage. Fillings are a good choice for restoring the structure and function of the tooth. Placing a dental filling in Los Alamos, New Mexico, requires just one visit to our office. To restore the health of your smile, Dr. Rachel Meyer will:
- Remove the decay and damage from the tooth
- Carefully clean the tooth
- Place the filling material and sculpt it to fit the contours of the tooth
- Harden the filling for a lasting restoration
At our dental office, we offer two main kinds of fillings, amalgam and composite. Amalgam fillings are also called silver fillings because of their silver color. Amalgam dental fillings are made of a mixture of metals and are very durable. Composite fillings are made of a material called composite resin, and they are white in color. Composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, and the resin bonds with your natural tooth structure for a strong, lasting restoration. Our friendly dentist will help you determine which type of filling is right for your smile. We welcome you to contact us today to learn more about dental fillings and how we can restore your oral health. We are committed to helping you keep your smile healthy!