Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, are most often made of silver amalgam. The strength and durability of this traditional dental material makes it useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, often in the back of the mouth. We are pleased to offer this time-tested material at Dental Professionals LLC.
Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth, where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth, depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay. Dr. Ysidro, Dr. Bo Zhang and Dr. Barakeh are very knowledgeable about both these materials used for dental fillings, and they can help you know which type is best for your tooth.
There are two different kinds of fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include silver amalgam, glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, and veneers. They are used when a tooth has too much damage to support a filling but not enough to necessitate a crown.
We invite you to call 316-788-2118 for more information about dental fillings in Derby, Kansas, and to schedule your appointment with our skilled and caring dentists.