Fillings are used to repair teeth that are damaged by tooth decay or injury. We offer both amalgam and composite fillings in Newtown, Connecticut. Amalgam fillings, which are sometimes called silver fillings, are created from mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper. Amalgam dental fillings are very durable, but they are silver in color and may not be the most aesthetic choice. Composite fillings are created from composite resin. Because composite fillings match the natural tooth color, they are also referred to as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings. Some sources indicate that composite fillings are not as long lasting as amalgam dental fillings, but they are more aesthetic. Our caring dentists, Drs. Dudley, Condon, and Golisano, will help you determine which type of dental filling is best for your smile.
To restore the damaged tooth, your dentist will gently remove the damaged or decayed portion, clean the tooth, and fill in the tooth with the chosen material. They will carefully shape and polish the dental filling to ensure that it fits your smile comfortably. If you would like to learn more about fillings, we invite you to contact us today at Newtown Dentistry. We are dedicated to restoring your smile!