Dental Fillings in Mooresville, NC
Dental fillings are one of the most conservative and cost-effective methods to restore teeth that have been affected by decay or damage. Our dentists at Mooresville Dental Group have expertise in assessing the condition of your teeth, diagnosing any decay or damage, and determining whether a dental filling is an appropriate treatment for you. Call us at (704) 663-1354 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Benefits of Dental Fillings
- Restores tooth structure
- Prevents further damage
- Relieves tooth sensitivity
- Preserves natural tooth structure
- A quick and convenient procedure
- Cost-effective solution
Types of Dental Fillings
There are several types of dental filling materials we use at Mooresville Dental Group, each with its own characteristics and advantages. The most common types of dental fillings include:
Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, have been used for many years. They are made from a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Amalgam fillings are durable, cost-effective, and can withstand the forces of chewing. However, their silver color makes them more noticeable, and some individuals have concerns about the mercury content, although the American Dental Association considers amalgam fillings safe.
Composite Fillings: Composite fillings, also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are made from a mixture of plastic resin and finely ground glass particles. They can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth, providing a more aesthetic appearance. Composite fillings bond well to the tooth structure and require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings. They are suitable for small to medium-sized cavities.
Ceramic Fillings: Ceramic fillings, often referred to as porcelain fillings or inlays/onlays, are custom-made restorations created in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They offer excellent aesthetics and are highly resistant to staining. Ceramic fillings are particularly suitable for larger cavities or for individuals who have a preference for metal-free restorations. They are more expensive than amalgam or composite fillings and may require more than one dental visit for placement.
Our dentists at Mooresville Dental Group will evaluate your specific needs and help you decide on the most suitable type of dental filling for your situation.
How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?
The lifespan of a dental filling depends on various factors, including the type of filling material used, the size and location of the filling, oral hygiene practices, and biting forces. On average, dental fillings can last between 5 to 15 years or even longer with proper care.
If you suspect you have a cavity or if you are experiencing any issues with your dental fillings, schedule a consultation with our dentists. They will evaluate your oral health, determine the appropriate treatment, and provide you with personalized recommendations.
Contact Mooresville Dental Group at (704) 663-1354 to schedule an appointment and address any concerns you may have regarding Dental Fillings in Mooresville, NC.
Our Location & Office Hours
Mooresville, NC Dentist Drs. Poore, Robinson & Associates, PA 672 Carpenter Ave Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 663-1354
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: By Appointment
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed