Fillings

Fillings
Filling Services near Canandaigua, Victor & Geneva, NY

How Teeth Are Restored
After diagnosing the problem and devising a treatment plan, the next step to restore a tooth to health is to make you comfortable. We will give you a local anesthetic so that you do not feel any discomfort. After the decay is removed, the tooth is ready to receive a restoration (filling).

A restoration can be completed in one visit. There are 2 types if restorations (fillings) amalgam, which is silver-colored; and composite, which is tooth-colored. Tooth-colored fillings are being placed more frequently in recent years because they match the remaining teeth and look like the natural tooth.
Composite
Composite fillings are also called plastic or tooth colored fillings. Getting this kind of filling depends on where the tooth is in your mouth. There is a lot of force applied to the back teeth when we bite, so size and location is important when deciding to use this type of restoration. To place this filling, we remove all decay and other filling material from your tooth. A bonding material is placed and then the composite resin is put into the prepared tooth in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that we hold over the tooth to cure the material. When the last layer of the filling is hard, we shape the material so it looks and feels natural.
Advantages
  • Single visit
  • Conservative tooth preparation
  • Does not corrode 
Disadvantages
  • May wear faster than other materials
  • Occasional sensitivity
  • Cost more than amalgam
  • Higher occurrence of recurrent decay
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