THE NECESSITY OF DENTAL FILLINGS
Dental fillings are the most common restorative solution for treating mild to moderate cavities, and until recently, were often made from a mixture of metals to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing. By cleaning the tooth structure and removing the infection, Dr. Keller can stop the cavity from growing. By placing the filling inside of the cavity, he can restore the tooth’s strength and integrity.
A Filling That Blends In With Your Tooth
Many patients who need fillings may not be excited about the prospect of a metal restoration. Likewise, patients who have already received metal fillings may wish for a more discreet alternative. At Cedar West Family Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings that are designed specifically to blend in with your tooth’s structure. The resin is a mixture of fine acrylic and quartz particles, and can be tinted to your tooth’s unique color and shade. The material is also durable enough to withstand the routine stress from biting and chewing, and is biocompatible, meaning it will not damage your healthy tooth structure.
Treat Your Cavity with a Filling
if you treat a cavity early, you can restore your tooth with a custom-made filling to avoid the need for root canal therapy or tooth extraction. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Keller and our team by calling Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.