What are fillings?

If you have a cavity or a cracked or broken tooth, Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara Afshar may recommend a composite dental filling in Roseville, California. Fillings are often used to treat cavities. Our dentists will remove the decayed part of the tooth and then fill the tooth with the filling material. Fillings can also be used to restore cracked, broken, or worn down teeth. Gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or composite resin materials can be used to fill a tooth; at our office, we favor composite fillings for their numerous advantages.

What are the advantages of composite fillings?

Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are made to closely match the shade of your natural teeth. Because of this, they are especially useful for the front teeth and visible parts of teeth. Composite fillings are strong because they are chemically bonded to your tooth. Unlike other filling types, composite fillings can also be used to repair teeth that are chipped, worn, or broken. In some cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed to prepare for the filling than with amalgam fillings.

Feel free to contact Star Dental today to learn more about composite fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists. We are excited to serve you and your smile!