Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Fillings

Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Fillings

A natural looking filling

G&G uses composite material for most dental fillings. Composites are a dental restoration that is made of a non-toxic substance. This durable material is primarily made or quartz, ceramic, or silica and are often referred to as tooth-colored fillings. They provide good durability and resistance to fractures in small to midsize fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.

Composites can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for patients who prefer that their fillings look more natural. Some tooth-colored fillings contain materials that release fluoride, protecting them from further risk to caries. Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine.

Decrease Your Risk!

You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by following our Great Grins guidelines:

  • Brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste
  • Flossing daily
  • Eating a balanced diet and limit snacking
  • Scheduling a dental visit every 6 months