Dental fillings are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry and chances are at some point, everyone will experience a tooth filling. Medford dentist Dr. Poorva Parnaik is able to customize fillings to meet the needs of her patients, using gold, composite resin, or porcelain materials to create the best possible results.
About Dental Fillings
A dental filling is used to restore teeth that have decay, are cracked, worn or have other damage. The tooth filling will restore beauty and function to the tooth as well as provide protection against future decay.
Dr. Parnaik may select from several materials when choosing a dental filling. Typically for teeth in the smile zone, Dr. Parnaik will use a white filling made of either porcelain or composite resin to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. Often times teeth in the back of the mouth are restored using a gold dental filling which offers incredible strength and durability.
Dental Filling FAQs
What is the best type of filling?
Dr. Parnaik will select the best dental filling based on your specific needs and goals. Dr. Parnaik offers gold, composite resin and porcelain dental fillings.
What do I do if I have a broken filling?
If you have lost a filling or have a broken dental filling, it is important to contact our Medford dental office as quickly as possible. Dr. Parnaik can provide prompt attention to repair the damaged tooth and restore the dental filling, with the goal of preventing tooth loss and more extensive dental treatments.
Can you replace my metal filling with a tooth colored filling?
Many patients come to Dr. Parnaik because they have worn or unsightly metal fillings. We can replace these fillings with a more comfortable and natural looking alternative.