What options are available to Philadelphia area patients for Tooth Fillings?
Dental decay can have a negative impact on the smile. In most cases, it is not noticeable but it can be painful and lead to infection of the inner tooth. This is why Dr. David Spilkia of Philadelphia wants to ensure his patients have solutions available to them to address cavities when they occur. Tooth fillings are commonly used as a way to repair areas of decay to seal off the tooth and keep infection and inflammation from occurring.
There are two common tooth fillings available through the practice of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, silver amalgam fillings and tooth colored composite fillings.
This method of restoring the smile after tooth decay is the most common. Dentists have been using silver amalgam fillings for years to fill areas of decay. This material is strong, durable, long lasting, and affordable.
An alternative to silver amalgam fillings is composite fillings. They are tooth colored so they blend in with the smile and are very discreet. They also do not respond to temperature changes and are just as effective as traditional metals. Although more expensive, patients often choose composite bonding fillings to ensure their areas of restoration are not visible to others and allow them to maintain their cosmetic appearance.
Dr. David Spilkia talks with his patients to determine which solution may be best for them. This is done during the initial consultation appointment when patients speak to their dental professional to learn about the various options available to them when it comes to restoring their smile. Our state-of-the-art dental facility offers patients of all ages general, preventative, and cosmetic services to enhance the smile and maintain oral health.
Patients in and around the Philadelphia area who are interested in learning about ways to address tooth decay are invited to speak with the team of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We encourage new patients to come to our practice and learn about the various solutions we provide to both children and adults in the community.