What is a filling?
A dental filling is an effective, simple way to repair a tooth that has suffered from minor to moderate decay or another type of damage. At Groover Family Dentistry, we offer amalgam dental fillings for a lasting restoration. To place a dental filling in Savannah, Georgia, we first remove the decay from the tooth. Our dentist will then thoroughly clean and sanitize the tooth, then fill the tooth with the amalgam material. After the filling is shaped to fit the shape of your tooth, it is allowed to harden for a lasting restoration. On average, an amalgam filling lasts for 10-12 years.

What is amalgam?
Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, and copper. This material has been used in dentistry for over 150 years and has been proven to be durable and effective in repairing damaged teeth.

What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings, also called white fillings, are fillings made of a material called composite resin. We offer composite fillings at our office in addition to amalgam fillings in order to accommodate all of your needs and preferences. Dr. Michael J. Groover will help you determine which type of dental filling is best for meeting your smile’s unique needs.

For more information about fillings and their uses, we invite you to call or visit our dental office today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.