Dental fillings offer patients a long-lasting, affordable and comfortable solution to cavities and tooth decay. It is a straightforward treatment which typically goes as follows.
Dr. Phillips and his team will first thoroughly examine the affected tooth or teeth and take digital dental radiographs (X-rays) to determine the extent of decay. He will administer safe, effective medication to numb the area and make certain you are completely comfortable. We also offer sedation dentistry for those patients who are fearful of dental procedures. Dr. Phillips will then clean the cavity and apply a composite or metallic filling to the tooth to effectively seal it.
- Composite fillings – These are a popular choice for patients who want the most natural looking results, especially for front teeth. Made from a fine mixture of plastic and glass and blended to match your teeth perfectly, this filling material bonds strongly to the tooth for a lasting result.
- Metallic fillings – These are the traditional silvery metal fillings created out of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Gold can also be used to restore the decayed and missing tooth structure. Research has shown amalgam fillings as safe, stronger and more cost-effective than composite, and very durable. They are typically a good choice for molars (back teeth) although composite can be used there, as well.
Durable, high quality dental health solutions for a functional, healthy smile
Our dental team, headed by prosthodonist Dr. Keith Phillips, shows great dedication to helping all of our patients achieve optimum dental health and a wonderful smile. Using the latest technology and expertise, we’re able to give you affordable, lasting solutions along with comfortable treatment.
For more information on composite and metallic fillings or to book an appointment at our dental office, please contact us today. Our office is conveniently located in Fife, just off I-5 exit 137, with plenty of free parking.