A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back it’s normal function and shape. When Dr. Lauvetz-Enmeier gives you a filling, she first removes the decayed tooth materials, cleans the affected area and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and sometimes zinc).

Dr. Lauvetz-Enmeier will discuss your filling material options with you.

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