Tooth Fillings

Esthetic, Natural-Looking Tooth Fillings

Cavities are no fun, and though they can cause significant damage to a tooth if left unchecked, most can be treated quickly and effectively before the condition becomes serious. A tooth-filling is designed to fill a cavity after your dentist has cleaned away the tooth decay that caused it. The material strengthens the weakened tooth structure while protecting the interior of the tooth from further decay. At Dr. Bellisario and Dr. Pizzi’s dental office, we prefer tooth-colored fillings that blend in with your tooth’s natural appearance, rather than more traditional metal restorations. Besides looks, tooth-colored fillings are safer than metal, especially for older, very young, and pregnant patients. The composite resin material also adheres better to your tooth structure and conforms more accurately to the cavity’s shape, creating a more effective solution to restoring a decay-stricken tooth.

If your dentist discovers a cavity, or if you’ve previously had a metal filling placed in your tooth, then learn more about the benefits of more discreet and biocompatible tooth-colored fillings. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.