A dental filling or dental restoration is a dental restorative material used to return the function and integrity of the decayed or missing tooth structure. The structural loss usually results from either dental caries (which is also known as tooth decay or cavities) or external trauma. Tooth decay is a result of an acid that is left behind as leftover food on the tooth’s surface begins to ferment. Fillings and restorations in Bath, NH are used to restore the tooth to the proper form, function, and aesthetics depending on the extent of tooth destruction. To place a dental filling in Bath, New Hampshire, in most cases, requires a single comfortable visit to New Bridge Dental.
Among the various available restorations the two main kinds of materials are known as amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are silver in color and are made from a mixture of metals. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are matched to your natural tooth color and are made from a material known as composite resin. Dr. Faluotico in Bath will help you choose the type of filling that will best meet your personal dental needs and preferences. For more information about dental fillings and our other restorations, please call or visit us today.