Dental Fillings An Overview
Chances are, most patients will receive a dental filling at some point in their lives to address either tooth decay or minor damage. A dental filling is one of the most important treatments in dentistry, enabling us to restore health to an affected tooth and prevent further deterioration or even loss.
Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Cupsa place dental fillings for treating cavities, minor chips, and cracks. Although there are a range of materials for dental fillings, Dr. Lotardo often recommends using composite resin, or “white fillings” for a safe, natural looking result. This is especially beneficial when a tooth in the “smile zone” is affected, providing an aesthetically pleasing result that will blend with your existing teeth. Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Cupsa can also replace old, dark fillings that are affecting the appearance of your smile or breaking down and “leaking”, raising the risk of new decay or infection.
Our team will evaluate the health of your existing fillings during routine visits to ensure their integrity and prevent future decay.