Dr. Terra Hickey and Dr. Philip Andersen, Center Point Family Dentistry in Center Point, IA
Center Point Family Dentistry in Center Point IA
 
Fillings
   
 

After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth.

Fillings: Fillings are the most common restorative procedure.

white filling
White fillings: White fillings are used on most of our restorations in our office. They are an attractive, durable alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth color. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.

silver filling
Silver (amalgam) fillings: Amalgam has been used successfully for years and is still a good option. Typically, silver fillings are placed on back teeth (molars).