Tooth Fillings - Jones & Zirker - Iowa City

Tooth Fillings

A tooth filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled back to its original shape.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. We can discuss with you the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.

Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

Jones & Zirker Family Dentistry will help you decide what tooth filling will be best for your tooth.

 

Reasons for Tooth Fillings:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth