Rockville Dental Arts

Composite Fillings

composite fillingsTooth fillings are much different than they used to be. In the past, dentists used to have to remove more tooth material to make room for the filling, which often expanded and contracted with the temperature of the food or drink consumed and looked unsightly.

Today, we use fillings which we match as closely as possible to the natural color of your teeth. These fillings are made of durable material, which molds easily to the tooth. Since they don’t expand and contract as old metal fillings (amalgam fillings) did, they are less likely to cause sensitivity.

The good news is that fillings are typically taken care of in a single appointment.

What is tooth decay? Tooth Decay is caused from the bacteria in the mouth attaching to the teeth and eating away at the tooth structure.

How do you get tooth decay? From poor hygiene, brushing and flossing, or from a large and frequent intake of sugary substances.

What is a cavity? A cavity is soft tooth structure. This soft material needs to be cleaned out of the tooth and the hole needs to be filled with a restoration or tooth filling.

Our dentists are highly trained to restore your mouth to optimum whether it be with fillings or crowns. Check out all our dentist reviews!