If you have a pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, you may indeed have a dental cavity. If you are experiencing this type of tooth discomfort, you should visit us at Dental Excellence, where our dentist, Dr. Robert H. Johnson, can provide you with cavity treatment and dental fillings in Phoenix OR.
At our dental practice, we are pleased to be able to offer you two different types of dental fillings in Phoenix OR. We offer both traditional silver amalgam fillings as well as tooth-colored composite fillings. Our dentists will make a recommendation on the best type of filling material for the tooth generally based on the size and location of the cavity. You may want to first check with your insurance company to make sure that they will cover tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are sometimes more expensive to install since the process takes longer than a traditional filling. Silver amalgam fillings are best for use if a cavity is large, or occurs on the flat chewing surface of the back molar. This is because the silver fillings are stronger and can best withstand vigorous chewing forces. The tooth-colored composite fillings are not as strong and they also may chip or break. However, the tooth-colored composite fillings are actually bonded to the tooth so they will make the tooth stronger. In addition, less tooth enamel generally needs to be removed in order to install a tooth-colored composite filling. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing, and are definitely desired when a cavity occurs on a tooth that shows when you speak or smile. The tooth-colored filling is made to perfectly color-match the tooth on which it is being applied. Once the filling is completely installed, you will not be able to see where the filling has actually been placed.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist for dental fillings in Phoenix OR, contact us today.