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Dental Fillings in Scotch Plains, NJ

Kind Dental – 949 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Preventative Care Dentistry at Kind Dental in Scotch Plains

Kind Dental knows that most people will need a tooth filling at least once. While dental fillings are a procedure often done to treat cavities, our dentists in Scotch Plains use them to repair broken, worn down, or cracked teeth.

What to expect at your Kind Dental visit

Our team at Kind Dental clinic will ensure each of our patients are comfortable during the whole procedure. If you believe you’re in need of a filling or have any questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly office staff.

What’s Included in a Tooth Filling Procedure?

You can expect the following during a dental filling procedure from our dentists:

  • Local anesthetic to ensure a painless experience
  • Removing decay from the affected tooth
  • Tooth restoration using a composite or amalgam filling
  • Bite check to make sure your teeth align properly

Types of Fillings and Filling Materials

Not all fillings are the same, and it’s important for you to understand the differences. We use a variety of different materials to restore a tooth. Below you’ll find a list of materials as well as what they’re most commonly used for.

Materials Used:

  • Resin
  • Ceramic

Resin Fillings

Resin dental fillings, or composite fillings, are a type of dental restoration used to repair small to moderate cavities and can be a good option for patients who prefer a more natural-looking filling. They are made of a mixture of plastic and glass or ceramic particles, which can be colored to match the tooth’s natural shade. Resin fillings are a popular alternative to traditional amalgam fillings made of metal and can be more noticeable when smiling or talking.

Let’s take a deeper look at the most common materials and why they’re used.

Ceramic Fillings

Ceramic fillings are made with porcelain and are known as one of the most durable options. They blend in well with your surrounding natural teeth. Porcelain can become rough if not properly cared for. Be sure to keep up on your regular oral health routine after getting ceramic fillings.

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