Dental fillings are a simple and highly effective dental restoration, playing a pivotal role in restoring and preserving teeth affected by decay or damage. Traditionally, fillings have been made using a silver amalgam material. However, with advances in technologies and materials, composite filling material is now available, offering a tooth-colored restoration that blends in with your natural teeth.
Dental fillings come in two primary categories: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are typically placed in a single dental visit. Our dentist will clean your tooth to remove all traces of damage and decay before placing the filling material and shaping it to match the contours of your tooth. The filling is then hardened to produce a lasting restoration and give you back a healthy smile.
In contrast, an indirect filling requires multiple visits. Types of indirect fillings include dental inlays and onlays as well as dental veneers. This type of treatment is recommended when a tooth has sustained more significant damage and the tooth in question needs more care than a standard filling but does not require a full dental crown. If this is the case for you, our dentist will discuss your options with you to find the right type of treatment to restore your smile.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Quang Luong, and find out more about dental fillings in Temple, Texas, please contact Care Dental Spa today at 254-773-0055.