Through the years, fillings at the dentist have included gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing such as in the back of the mouth where biting pressures can reach 750 pounds per square inch!
Our newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds. These newer filling materials mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are always used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
One of the best ways to avoid further damage to your teeth is to visit the office of John S. Markel, DDS in Millersville, MD. Our regular checkups will help you fight off tooth decay and give you a smile that you'll love. Our methods practice holistic methods. We do not use metal and use all bio-compatible fillings and restorations!