A dental filling is a method of restoring damaged and decayed teeth to their normal shape and function. There are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be restored or filled. The most common of them decay and chipping. At the office of All Smiles Bethesda, we offer traditional amalgam fillings as well as tooth-colored composite fillings.
Fillings that match the color of your teeth will give you a more natural looking smile without letting anyone know that you have restorations. Our practice offers tooth-colored fillings that are virtually impossible to notice. They are a long-lasting, great-looking, safe and reliable way of restoring your teeth, and they allow maximum preservation of the natural tooth structure.
Tooth-colored fillings are manufactured with a blend of plastic resins and silica fillers, called composite. These substances match many qualities of the natural tooth structure, such as translucency and resistance to wear and tear. They also help in strengthening the teeth.
Prior to the placement of fillings, the area is numbed, and the tooth is prepared by removing decay. The filling material is placed on to the tooth and is bonded to the tooth structure. Amalgam fillings require the tooth structure to be shaped by making undercuts, but composite fillings do not require this type of preparation of the natural tooth structure. They work for small-to-medium sized restorations and make the tooth structure resistant to fracture and also resistant to the pressure caused by chewing.
The best way to know if fillings are the right solution to restore your teeth is through a consultation with us. Please feel free to call our office at (301) 200-8804 to make an appointment. We are conveniently located at 11500 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852 .