When a tooth is broken or decayed, a restorative material such as a metal, plastic or resin is used to restore both tooth structure and function. In the case of a decayed tooth, the decayed tooth structure must first be removed before placing the restorative material. The removal of decay usually causes the loss of a portion of the healthy tooth structure. Therefore, it is important to detect a cavity at early stages to avoid the removal of large portion of the tooth structure. Losing tooth structure compromises the stability, and durability of the restorative material.
At Clarity Dental, we provide a wide variety of filling materials, ranging from Amalgam silver fillings to Composite white fillings. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding our filling services or to schedule an appointment.