Atop our teeth is a thin protective layer known as tooth enamel. If your tooth enamel is eroded so deep that a hole forms in the tooth, this is known as a cavity. Dental fillings are procedures used in dentistry to restore teeth that have suffered tooth enamel loss to the point that a cavity has formed. Patch up holes in your teeth with dental fillings such as dental amalgams and composites.
Dental amalgams are shiny, metallic-looking fillings that are extremely durable and effective. If you have a large filling, they tend to work the best. They have a proven track record of well past a century and are even more precise and effective today.
Dental composites are tooth-colored composite fillings that can mimic the look of your teeth. With a composite, your open smile will remain unaffected as it blends well with its surroundings. A composite filling is metal free and does not have any mercury in it. Composite fillings can also be fixed and repaired many times over without the need of having to remove the original filling as needs to be done with dental amalgams.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Charles Peter and our team at Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL for an oral examination, please call 727-785-7202 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Clearwater, Florida. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.