When decay occurs to your tooth enamel, our dentists will likely use a dental filling to repair the damage. Dental fillings are dental restorations made from a variety of materials; they are directly applied to the surface of your tooth to fill in the empty spaces left once decay is removed. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Kennedy, and Dr. Olzack offer two different kinds of dental fillings in Waco, Texas, amalgam fillings and white fillings.
Amalgam fillings are made from metal and considered cost effective. White fillings are made from a plastic mixture known as composite resin and can be matched to the exact color of your tooth. White fillings are preferred for patients looking to maintain the aesthetic of their smile. Both are molded and shaped to fit perfectly with the natural curves of your teeth and bite. Once hardened, dental fillings act as a long-lasting solution to decay. Generally, it only takes one visit to our office to place a dental filling.
If you think you may have a cavity, we encourage you to contact us at Acre Wood Dental today. We would be happy to help you schedule an appointment where we can begin planning treatment and take care of your smile.