Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are one of the most common solutions used to address tooth decay, cavities, or damaged teeth. Early detection allows patients to receive conservative treatment to address tooth cavities and tooth decay. Dr. David Srikureja can address tooth decay using tooth-colored dental fillings to restore health and beauty to the smile.
Do you replace old dark fillings?
Yes. Our dentists can work with you to replace old or dark fillings with a white composite filling or porcelain inlay/onlay. Replacing old fillings can offer an instant smile makeover.
Amalgam Fillings: Dr. Srikureja can replace amalgam or metal fillings in our Montclair dental office. Traditionally, metal fillings were used to address decayed teeth. However, metal fillings do not offer the most aesthetically pleasing, comfortable or long-term solution for decayed or damaged teeth. Dr. Srikureja uses composite tooth-colored fillings to restore damaged or decayed teeth and provide a natural looking durable result. We also place high-quality ceramic and porcelain inlays and onlays for larger fillings, providing the most effective result for both aesthetics and oral health.
Preventing Tooth Decay
Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. One of the most common culprits of tooth decay is poor oral hygiene. To prevent tooth decay, patients of all ages should brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash if recommended for chronic gum disease concerns. It is vital that patients visit Montclair Plaza Dental Group twice a year for preventive dental care. During your preventive care visit, Dr. Srikureja will screen for tooth decay and other common dental issues including gum disease and oral cancer.