Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed in our Westborough dental office, used to address tooth decay and minor tooth damage.
A dental filling can play an important role in helping you maintain the structure of your natural smile and avoid more complex dental problems. Dr. Tufa can place a dental filling during a single visit using a range of materials to suit your needs. When appropriate, we recommend using composite resin to fill a tooth cavity. Also called a “white filling”, composite resin is color matched to your smile and creates a strong seal for the prevention of future decay.
We offer local anesthetic for your comfort and use the Wand for a virtually painless experience.
Inlays & Onlays
For tooth cavities that are located in the larger back teeth, an inlay or onlay may be recommended for the best long-term result. Also called a partial crown, this type of restoration is typically made of a ceramic or porcelain material to match your existing teeth.
Dr. Tufa will evaluate your dental health needs and discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending the most suitable option for addressing tooth decay.
Replacing Dark Fillings: Instant Smile Makeover
Dr. Tufa can replace old fillings that are dark, easily visible when smiling or leaking. A new white filling can provide an instant smile makeover while also improving your overall dental health.