When your tooth enamel becomes damaged or decayed, our dentist may suggest a dental filling to repair it.

fillings

Dental fillings are used to literally fill in the spaces and grooves left on your tooth’s surface once decay is removed. At Pyramid Family Dental Care, we offer two different types of dental fillings: amalgam fillings and white fillings.

Amalgam fillings are made of metal and are also called silver fillings. Compared to white fillings, they are more affordable and easier to place. White fillings are made from plastic, usually composite resin, and can be matched to the natural color of your tooth. Applied in layers, white fillings look more like a natural tooth but take more time to place. Both types of fillings are soft when first put onto the surface of your tooth, and are then allowed to harden. Dr. Stephen Stanley will listen closely to your goals and help you determine which type of dental filling would be best for your smile.

Dental fillings can be placed in just one visit to our dental office and are ideal for restoring the integrity of your tooth structure and preventing decay from spreading. If you would like to learn more about dental fillings and how they can benefit your smile, please contact our dental office today. We are eager to help you achieve a healthier smile!