If you have a cavity caused by decay or a small broken area of your tooth, Dr. Charles Peter in Clearwater, Florida may recommend a dental filling. The procedure involves removing the decay from the tooth or shaping the broken area and restoring the area with the filling material. Though dental amalgam (silver fillings) were traditionally used to fill teeth for many years, Dr. Peter no longer uses this material and only uses tooth colored composite materials or gold.
Composite dental fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings, are made from highly specialized resins and tooth-colored materials which can exactly match the color of your natural teeth making them very aesthetic. Though tooth-colored fillings are especially suited for fillings in the front teeth the latest improvements in strength now make them suitable for back teeth too.
Please contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.