Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide may suggest dental fillings if one of your teeth has experienced mild to moderate decay that affects your tooth enamel. A dental filling is a type of dental restoration used to restore the strength and structural integrity of your tooth after this decay has been removed. We offer two different types of dental fillings in Baldwinsville, New York, depending on your specific needs and goals. These are composite fillings and silver amalgam fillings. Our dentist will work together with you to determine which type is right for your smile.
Composite fillings are used to replace decayed or damaged tooth structure that is visible when a person smiles. Because composite material is available in numerous tooth-colored shades, it can be blended and contoured to match the natural appearance of each original tooth. Regular advancements in the composition of composite fillings are resulting in stronger and more durable dental restorations. Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide uses the most advanced, up-to-date composites for the strongest and most aesthetic restorations.
Silver amalgam, also known as amalgam, is a strong, durable filling material used to restore molar teeth in the back of the mouth where strong fillings are required and the teeth are not visible when the patient smiles. Silver amalgam fillings have been used successfully to restore teeth for over 150 years and continue to receive the full endorsement of the American Dental Association as a safe, strong, long-lasting filling material. Because silver amalgam fillings are easier to place than other filling materials, they are the most economical fillings that dentists provide.
If you would like more information about dental fillings, please call our dental team today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you schedule your appointment.