A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We are pleased to offer high-quality dental fillings in Hagerstown, Maryland, including tooth-colored fillings for patients who are concerned about the aesthetics of their smiles.
Also known as white fillings, composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are created from composite resin. Composite resin is a durable material that is available in a wide variety of shades, and our talented dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, will match the shade of the composite resin to your natural tooth color for a natural-looking, aesthetic restoration. Composite resin contains no mercury or other metals. In addition, the composite resin bonds with the natural tooth structure to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay in the future.
Dr. Eklund may suggest a dental filling if the decay or damage is not extensive enough to require the use of a dental crown. Dr. Eklund can use a dental filling to repair a cracked or decayed tooth, and to restore its strength and structure. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration. For more information about our dental fillings, and to schedule your visit with our team, call Potomac Dental Centre at 240-329-2398 today.