How can we help you?
Patient education is an important part of the services we provide at Kuras Dental Health Associates. We encourage you to ask questions because the more information you have, the better prepared you are to make good decisions about your oral healthcare. During your appointments, we will take all the time necessary to explain the treatment you need and why it's important to your oral health.
Here are a few commonly asked questions, but you are always welcome to contact our office any time for more information.
When your teeth have cavities or become damaged, we can often fill them to prevent further spread of decay. We have two options for fillings, and which one we use depends on the extent of decay and where the tooth is located in your mouth.
The first type of filling is made using a tooth-colored composite material. We can shade and shape a composite filling to match the tooth to be filled as well as surrounding teeth. This material is bonded securely to your tooth, and the way it’s applied allows us to preserve more of your healthy tooth structure.
Tooth-colored fillings are a perfect choice for the teeth that are most visible when you smile. Once the filling has been placed, it creates a seamless restoration that is virtually undetectable from the rest of your tooth.
Silver (amalgam) fillings are made of a combination of metals, making them very strong and durable. Amalgam fillings can be placed anywhere in your mouth, but their color makes them very noticeable, so we usually only place them on teeth that withstand a lot of chewing force, like molars.
Contact Us For Your Consultation
If you suspect you need a filling, please contact our Monroe dental office. Once we have a chance to evaluate your situation, we can help you make the decision as to which type of filling we should use.