A filling is a common type of dental restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth decay and other forms of damage. If the damage is not extensive enough to warrant a dental crown, our dentist may recommend a filling to restore the tooth’s health, structure, and function. There are two main types of dental fillings available:
- Composite fillings: Also called tooth-colored or white fillings, composite dental fillings are made of a material known as composite resin. This resin is available in a variety of shades, allowing our dentist to match the shade of the resin to your original tooth color for a natural-looking effect. The composite resin also forms a strong bond with the tooth structure, ensuring that your restoration is long lasting and durable.
- Amalgam fillings: These fillings are made of amalgam, which is a mixture of metals. Amalgam dental fillings are silver in color and are very durable. Furthermore, these fillings are typically less expensive than composite restorations.
When you visit Dr. Griffith and our team, we will explain each of your treatment options and ensure that you receive the one that best meets your individual needs and preferences. Placing a dental filling in Casper, Wyoming, requires only one visit to our office, and our team will make certain that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. For more information and to set up your next appointment, we welcome you to contact us soon.