For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. Silver amalgam was the dominant dental filling years ago. For patients with cavities and tooth decay in molars, this was never a problem. For those with cavities or decay in the more visible teeth, a silver dental filling could ruin a good smile! This is why dental technology developed in a direction that allows dentists to provide what many patients call “cosmetic dental fillings.”
There are many newer, more attractive options for fillings. Many patients call these “cosmetic dental fillings,” although they’re not just for cosmetic purposes. They look nice (which meets cosmetic needs) and they also help maintain the structure and health of the tooth to prevent further decay and damage. Cosmetic dental fillings are durable and they’re attractive because they’re made out of tooth-colored materials such as the following:
Dr. Adam C. Hunt, DMD
132A E. Bloomingdale Ave.
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone (813) 689-4949
Fax (813) 689-7389
MON -THU 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed (Lunch) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hunt Family Dental Care pride themselves on providing advanced dental treatments and services to the community of Brandon. Learn more about all the services offered through our patient education videos.