If you have a cavity, our experienced dentists may recommend a dental filling. Fillings are used to repair teeth that are damaged by minor to moderate tooth decay (cavities) or fracturing. Dental fillings are created from two main types of material: composite resin and amalgam. Composite resin is a durable, tooth-colored material that blends in with the natural appearance of your smile. Amalgam, on the other hand, is made of a mixture of metals and is silver/gray in color. Drs. Adams, Haws, and Evans will help you decide the type of filling that is right for achieving your restorative and cosmetic goals.
In order to repair the damaged tooth, we will gently remove the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. Once all decay has been removed, they will clean the tooth, place the dental filling material, and sculpt the filling to match the shape and contours of your tooth. Dental fillings are hardened using a special light; once the filling is hardened, it is ready to function just like your natural tooth structure. If you believe you may need a dental filling in Douglas, Arizona, we welcome you to contact us at Douglas Dental today. We are committed to restoring the health of your smile!