At Ocean Atlantic Dental, we provide both silver (amalgam) fillings and tooth-colored (composite) fillings. Amalgam fillings have been used to restore damaged teeth for years and can be the more affordable option while tooth-colored restorations will provide a more aesthetically pleasing look to your smile. You can discuss which type of filling material is right for you or your child during your appointment with Dr. David Throckmorton. This appointment will also involve placing the filling, where our dentist will:
- Remove damage and decay from the tooth
- Thoroughly clean and prepare the tooth to receive the filling
- Place the silver or tooth-colored filling
- Shape and polish the filling
This entire process can be completed in just one visit to our office. There are many benefits to receiving a dental filling, including a minimally invasive and long-lasting treatment. Fillings are typically recommended to restore minor tooth damage, such as that caused by cavities, fracturing or chipping. A filling works to repair this damage and restore the tooth to its original structure, shape and function. In the case of composite fillings, this type of restoration will also restore the appearance of the tooth for a more natural-looking final result.
If you would like more information on dental fillings in Virginia Beach, Virginia, or to set up a consultation with our dentist, please call us at 757-498-1663 or visit us soon. We look forward to answering your questions!