Fillings & Restorations
Dental fillings are prescribed when the internal part of the tooth (the dentin) has been damaged, usually due to tooth decay. The dentist removes this damaged dentin, and the empty space is “filled” by either an amalgam (or mixture) of different metals, or more commonly, a composite of resin and porcelain that mimics the look and feel of the natural tooth. Dental fillings are typically completed in one visit.
Dr. Roberts believes that the decision between amalgam and composite fillings should be left up to the patient. If you have questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of amalgam or composite fillings, please contact one of our knowledgeable staff members and they will be happy to discuss it with you.