Dental Fillings are typically used to repair minor defects in the tooth enamel. They are commonly used to treat minor cavities, chips, and small dental fractures. This often involves Dr. Andrew Holpuch removing a small amount of surrounding tooth enamel to prepare a clean surface capable of anchoring a dental filling.
The specific material he uses to repair the tooth will be based on several factors. This includes the location of the tooth in your mouth, the affected surface, the dental filling’s eventual appearance in your smile, and your personal preference.
The biting surface of molars and premolars are called into play for chewing and grinding the foods you consume. Amalgam dental fillings are also very durable and less expensive than gold. Amalgam is dark in color, so this material is rarely called for to fill a cavity that appears in your smile.
Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of dental resin material that can be color matched and placed in a single procedure.
If Dr. Andrew Holpuch uses a composite or amalgam dental filling, he will bond it in place with a special ultraviolet light.
If you live in the Garrettsville, Ohio area and you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 330-527-4313 to seek treatment at Garrettsville Dental Group.