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What are fillings?

Fillings are synthetic materials that are used to restore a portion of a tooth damaged by decay or traumatic injury.

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin-medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture. They bond directly to the tooth surface producing a strong restoration. This bonding usually allows our doctors to make a more conservative repair to the tooth. Amalgam restorations are the silver-colored fillings many people have had in their mouth for many years. These fillings contain mercury. For that reason we do not recommend these fillings.

We encourage you to call us at Family Dental Practice today to learn more about fillings. We are dedicated to improving your oral health!

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