Fillings

Fillings

Dental fillings are used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay and to prevent further decay. Basically, the dentist removes the decay, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cavity with a dental filling material such as porcelain, composite (white), GIC (white), or amalgam (silver). The type of filling material depends on the extent of the damage to the tooth, the area, allergies and cost. In some cases, a crown may be required if the decay has affected a large portion of the tooth.

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