Traditional dental restorations, or fillings, can be done to repair a decayed or damaged tooth.
Fillings are made from strong and durable materials containing ceramic and plastic with resin compounds that mimic your natural tooth, and form a secure long lasting protective and functional bond with your tooth. They can also be made from other materials such as ceramic or metal compounds.
These materials can meet the needs of a tooth in different ways. Some considerations we consider are: the degree of damage on a tooth, and how well a particular material will perform based on how much healthy tooth is available to support the material.
We also consider the strength the material will need for where it needs to function in your mouth.
Dr. Olson will discuss with you all of your best options based on tooth strength, longevity desired, and your overall health, to help you make the choice that is best for you.