Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Fillings are an essential part of dentistry. They allow the dental professionals at Mercer Smiles to improve the structure of your teeth and keep them strong and healthy when tooth decay and other issues occur.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the number one reason that patients visit their dentist and find themselves in need of a filling. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and bacteria have been left on teeth to eat away at the enamel. Eating sugary foods or failing to take proper care of your oral health can lead to an increased risk of cavities and decay.

Materials Used for Fillings

Patients have numerous options when it comes to the materials used for dental fillings. The material will depend on your personal preference as well as the location of the tooth and your dentist’s recommendation.

Composite fillings are available in our office. They’re cost-effective and can be matched to blend in perfectly with the color and shape of your natural teeth. Gold fillings are also an option for patients who want something that stands out. They’re more expensive, but they’re strong and may last for several years. Patients can choose from any of the materials in between as well, giving them all kinds of options for their smile.

Visit Your Mercer Smiles Dentist

When you visit your dentist at Mercer Smiles regularly, you may be able to prevent tooth decay from forming in the first place. Our goal is to prevent issues from occurring and treat any oral health issues that may have already developed. We will perform a thorough examination of your teeth to make sure any decay present is removed. If a filling is required, our office in Robbinsville will use high-quality materials and advanced dental techniques to place the filling safely in your affected teeth.

To schedule an appointment with a dental expert in our office for an exam or the removal of tooth decay, give us a call or come in for a visit. If you would like more information about our location or services as well as our hours of operation, feel free to shoot us an email at questions@mercersmiles.com, and someone will respond as soon as possible.

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