Dr. Igor Lozada FillingsMy Dentist Brookline offers composite restorations, amalgam restorations, gold restorations, and porcelain restorations.

Tooth decay is the most common reason for getting a tooth filled. Other reasons are cracked or broken teeth, tooth grinding or wear due to nail biting or use to open containers. The first step in the process involves removing the decayed area, in cases of decay, protecting the tooth’s pulp (where the nerves are located) with a base or liner and then applying the selected filling. Types of fillings are amalgam, ceramics, composite resin, cast gold, glass ionomer and gold foil.