One of the most common dental restorations available at Riverside Dental is a dental filling. Dental fillings are used when there has been damage to your tooth enamel, literally filling in the empty space left on your tooth’s surface once decay has been removed. While many materials, such as amalgam and gold, have been used for dental fillings, our dentists are pleased to offer a modern alternative known as “tooth-colored” dental fillings.
Tooth-colored dental fillings are also known as composite or white fillings. This is because they are made from a durable plastic, composite resin, which can be matched to the exact color of your tooth. Tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages when compared to other dental fillings. This type of filling not only looks natural, but also bonds to your tooth structure. This provides extra strength and durability and helps to prevent leaks and cracks in the tooth.
Dr. Spencer can generally complete a tooth-colored dental filling in a single visit to our dental office. If you are experiencing tooth pain, a white filling may be right for you. We look forward to providing you with excellent dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida.
For first-class dental care, please contact our team by calling us at 904-355-5531. We would be happy to schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Spencer, and answer your questions. We hope to meet you soon!