When teeth have been damaged due to cavities, fractures or cracks, there are multiple choices of materials that can be considered to restore it. You will have the opportunity to understand what treatments and materials are best for you after a thorough evaluation and consultation with Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt. Dr. Cruz-Orcutt chooses high-quality dental materials and considers their use on an individualized basis, taking into account the size and location of the cavity, fracture or crack.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, are a mixture of glass or quartz filler that provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings. They can be applied directly to the tooth and can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings, probably due to cosmetics since they blend with the natural color of their teeth.