Hillside Family Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

It's important for you to be involved in your dental care. We can provide the best results when we understand your concerns and goals for a healthier smile. 

That is why we want you to come to us anytime you have a question. You aren't expected to know everything about your oral health, and we encourage you to let us know what's on your mind. No question is too small, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked!

Please take a moment to browse through some of the questions we hear most often. If yours isn't listed here, please don't hesitate to call our office or email us using our convenient online contact form.

General Dentistry

a man gets a dental exam | composite fillings Candia NHWe create tooth-colored fillings using a composite material that looks a lot like your natural tooth structure. These fillings look much better than older white fillings because they blend in so well with your enamel that the repair is not noticeable.

The composite material is designed to be bonded to all surfaces of your tooth to hold it together and protect it from wear. Because of the way the filling material is made, we only need to remove a tiny portion of your tooth. This is important because our goal is to keep as much of your natural tooth intact as we can.

With older amalgam (silver) fillings, the dentist had to remove a lot of healthy tooth structure to create a filling. The amalgam was placed in the cavity but did not bond to the tooth as tooth-colored fillings do. Over time, this makes the tooth brittle and prone to fracture.

At Hillside Family Dental Care, we want you to be aware of all the options we offer to ensure your good oral health. Tooth-colored fillings improve your oral health and look good doing it. If you have a question about tooth-colored fillings, please give us a call so we can arrange a time to meet and discuss your needs.

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