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Restorations & Fillings
Restore Damaged Teeth With Fillings
Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration treatment and are typically associated with repairing minor damage to teeth such as decay.
Fillings are used when decay is found in the tooth. The decay is removed and replaced with the filling to protect the integrity of the tooth. Whereas years ago the only option for a filling was silver (amalgam), now there is a more cosmetic option. Tooth-colored fillings are called composites.
A composite filling (or tooth colored filling) is used to repair an affected tooth. There are many types of filling materials available. You and your dentist at Waseca Family Dentistry can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Composite fillings are the most widely used fillings today because they can closely be matched to the color of the existing tooth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas.
Common Reasons For Composite Fillings:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth