If you are struggling with dental decay, a composite filling can restore the structure of your tooth and protect the health of your smile. When plaque and tartar build up on the surface of teeth, the enamel begins to erode, forming a cavity. If left unaddressed, cavities can penetrate into the deeper layers of the tooth and affect the supportive tissues and bone. Repairing teeth with dental fillings can help you avoid more extensive restorative procedures in the future. At Harrison Dental Group in Fort Wayne, IN, our doctors use composite resin during treatment, which is shade-matched to blend with the sheen and translucency of your natural teeth.
What Are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is a restorative treatment used to repair a tooth compromised by decay or damage. Fillings are appropriate for mild to moderate cases. For your convenience, we also offer the advanced Icon® Method to treat early stages of decay using a special fortifying gel.
Traditionally, fillings were composed of silver amalgam, a metal alloy containing silver, mercury, tin, and copper. As treatment has advanced, materials such as composite resin have been integrated into the procedure. This material is a plastic and glass mixture that offers more strength than silver amalgam as well as more natural-looking results.