Fillings are used to treat cavities (caused by tooth decay) and other types of minor to moderate tooth damage. Our dentists first remove the decayed portion of a tooth and then fill the area. This restores the structure and health of the tooth so it can continue to function at an optimal level. After the filling material is placed and shaped to fit the tooth, we harden it for a long-lasting restoration.
At Oakmont Family Dentists, Drs. Nader and Resek provide both metallic and white fillings. Metallic fillings, also called silver or amalgam fillings, are very durable, usually lasting at least 10 to 15 years. Amalgam fillings are also less expensive than composite (white) fillings. However, metallic fillings are silver in color, which may make them a less desirable choice if you are restoring a tooth in the front of your smile. White fillings, on the other hand, can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. This makes white (composite) fillings a great choice for the front teeth or visible parts of teeth. White fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth, which provides support and ensures a lasting, strong restoration for your smile. White fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth. If you believe you may need a dental filling in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health!