When damage or decay occurs to your tooth enamel, which is the hard outer surface of teeth, our dentists may suggest dental fillings to repair it. Dental fillings are a common type of dental restoration used to literally fill in the empty spaces left on the tooth once decay is removed. This not only strengthens the overall structural integrity of the tooth, but it also prevents decay from reforming and keeps your smile looking beautiful. There are many types of materials used for dental fillings, including amalgam and composite resin.
Amalgam fillings, also known as metal or silver fillings, are made from metal alloys and are great for children and those looking for a more affordable yet long-lasting solution. Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are made from a durable mixture of plastic and powdered glass. Composite fillings are favored for those who are looking to maintain a natural aesthetic. This is because composite resin can be matched to your natural tooth color. Drs. Kinra and Kinra of Great Lakes Family Dental will work together with you to determine what is best for your smile.
For more information about what a dental filling in Jackson, Michigan, can do for your smile, we invite you to contact our office today. We would love to help schedule your appointment and answer any questions you may have.