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Fillings

Fillings are a very important part of maintaining your dental health. Even with excellent home care habits, many patients will experience one or more cavities caused by caries, a common bacteria that can linger in the natural crevices and spaces between your teeth. After your dentist removes the bacteria, a dental filling protects the remaining natural tooth and restores the shape of your tooth. For decades a silver-amalgam material - durable, and easy to shape and place - has been the material of choice. We also have a tooth-colored filling, made from a durable resin material that can be shaded to match your natural tooth color. We can help you choose the filling material that is right for you.