Tooth Fillings

Even when we do our best to take care of our teeth and gums, sometimes cavities arise. Tooth decay occurs when the natural bacteria in our mouths breaks down sugars that are consumed, resulting in the production of acid. The acid decalcifies the enamel, eventually softening the tooth’s dentin and leading to the start of a cavity.

Cavities can occur anywhere along the surface of the tooth; however, the most common locations are within the grooves of the teeth and in between teeth where flossing can help to prevent decay. In order to replace tooth structure that is lost from decay, a family dentist will fill cavities with naturally-colored composite restorations contoured to fit the patient’s mouth to look and feel close to a patient’s natural bite. Tooth fillings are incredibly important. Contact us today to discuss your cavity filling needs.

What Are Composite Fillings?


Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings

What Happens When there Is Progression of Decay?

Tooth Fillings

Even when we do our best to take care of our teeth and gums, sometimes cavities arise. Tooth decay occurs when the natural bacteria in our mouths breaks down sugars that are consumed, resulting in the production of acid. The acid decalcifies the enamel, eventually softening the tooth’s dentin and leading to the start of a cavity.

Cavities can occur anywhere along the surface of the tooth; however, the most common locations are within the grooves of the teeth and in between teeth where flossing can help to prevent decay. In order to replace tooth structure that is lost from decay, a family dentist will fill cavities with naturally-colored composite restorations contoured to fit the patient’s mouth to look and feel close to a patient’s natural bite. Tooth fillings are incredibly important. Call us today to discuss your cavity filling needs.

What Are Composite Fillings?


Amalgam Fillings

What Happens When there Is Progression of Decay?

Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings