Untreated tooth decay can spread to the nerve, eventually killing the tooth. If we find a cavity, we will clean out the decay and restore the tooth with a white or tooth-colored filling.
White dental fillings are made from a mixture of quartz and plastic that we blend to match your tooth shade. Recent studies have found tooth-colored fillings are healthier than amalgam (metal) fillings because white fillings don’t expand and contract with hot and cold temperatures, which causes cracks, breaks, and tooth sensitivity. Metal fillings also contain harmful mercury. Tooth-colored dental fillings look like your natural teeth, with no dark metal or discoloration. No one will ever know you had a cavity, and you might even forget the cavity was there!