Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

What Is A Dental Filling?

What Is A Dental Filling?

If your dentist has spotted a cavity in your tooth during a check-up, he or she may recommend filling the cavity so it does not turn into further tooth decay. The types of dental fillings available have changed slightly over the years, and you should discuss with your dentist which would be best for you.

Fillings can be made of many different types of material. In the past, you may remember getting silver-colored fillings. This material is called amalgam and is the easiest for the dentist to use, according to WebMD. A mixture of mercury, silver, tin or other metals, amalgam makes the procedure quick and inexpensive. On the other end of the spectrum are gold fillings. These are costly and difficult to work with, which can make the procedure more difficult and lengthy.

There are a variety of tooth-colored fillings today, too. Composite resins are commonly used on the front teeth, but can also be used elsewhere. Ionomers are usually used for smaller cavities, especially those between the teeth. Sometimes, this substance can release small amounts of fluoride, so a dentist may recommend it if you get cavities frequently. 

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Everyone was great with my son.
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Very friendly staff. I hate dentists, but they all made me feel at ease there. Young assistant Victoria, talked me thru everything that was going to happen, so no surprises. Highly recommend this […]
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This office has provided me with exceptional dental care. From check-in, to assistance by the techs, to the compassion of Dr. Torras, I felt like a person – a patient, not a number.
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The staff are very friendly and your wait time is not very long. Doctor always comes and shakes my hand and says hello even if it was just Pat and Jennie that were working on my teeth, couple of cool […]
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The staff and Doctor’s are fantastic,very helpful and I always have a wonderful experience here. I bring my pop’s here as well…
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The care that both Jennie and Patti provided during this bi-annual cleaning and checkup. People matter. And knowing that I’ll be in Jennie’s goes a long way toward keeping me with the […]
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  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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