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Dental Fillings Duluth: Amalgam, Composite & Ceramic Fillings

Dental fillings are most often used to restore the appearance and function of teeth that have been damaged by cavities. They can also be used to repair small chips or cracks in teeth. Restoring a tooth with a filling can repair both the tooth’s strength and shape. There are several filling materials available and Dr. George will help you determine the best choice for you based on your individual needs.

Dr. George's Approach to Dental Fillings

To ensure the procedure will be as painless as possible, Dr. George will use a local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. Once the area is numb, the decay is removed, leaving as much healthy tooth remaining as possible. The area is thoroughly cleaned of all bacteria and infection and repaired with a filling material. The new filling prevents further decay or damage to the tooth. Dental fillings are extremely common and are a relatively routine procedure. The entire procedure generally takes an hour.

After the procedure has been completed, the numbness in your mouth will continue for another couple of hours until the anesthetic wears off. The restored tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold for the next several weeks. Just like the rest of your teeth, how long your filling lasts is directly affected by your overall oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental visits are vital in ensuring your restoration is long lasting.

AMALGAM

While we don’t place these fillings, we can help to fix any failed or infected fillings. Since amalgam fillings are more noticeable, they are most commonly used as fillings for the back teeth.

COMPOSITE

Also referred to as tooth-colored fillings, this composite resin material can be closely matched to the natural color of your teeth and are a virtually undetectable way to repair cavities, as well as chipped, cracked, broken or worn teeth.

CERAMIC

A ceramic restoration is the strongest, most reliable solution available. These stain-resistant, porcelain fillings are not only durable and long lasting, they also result in a more natural-looking tooth.