Dental FillingsAn Overview
Dental fillings are a routine procedure that can help treat and prevent the spread of tooth decay. Most people will experience tooth decay at some point in their adult life. For patients with mild to moderate decay, dental fillings are a safe, effective and comfortable dental treatment.
Our Fallston dentist office uses only tooth-colored dental fillings. “White” dental fillings are durable, attractive and highly compatible. A white filling blends in with your natural smile.
It is possible to replace old amalgam (silver) fillings with new, natural looking white fillings. Replacing metal fillings with white dental fillings can restore your smiles natural aesthetics and improve your oral health.
Dental Fillings What to Expect
It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible if you are experiencing tooth decay. Decay is a progressive condition that when left untreated can result in tooth loss or the need for a root canal or tooth extraction. Dr. Elliott will carefully examine your oral health and recommend treatment based on your personal needs.
- Composite Dental Fillings
Composite dental fillings, also known as “white fillings”, bond directly to the tooth and expand like natural teeth, making them and less likely to cause cracks. Traditional amalgam tooth fillings generally require the removal of healthy tooth structure, while composite dental fillings allow the dentist to remove only the decayed area of the tooth.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have old metal fillings or suspect you need a dental filling, contact Harford County Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Elliott. We offer tooth colored dental fillings in the Bel Air, MD and Fallston, MD area. We are currently welcoming new patients to our family friendly dentist office. Harford County Dentistry is conveniently located at 1810 Bel Air Road in Fallston, Maryland.