Even with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, it’s possible to get an occasional cavity. The good news is, many cavities are easy to repair with tooth fillings in Fort Smith. Even better, you no longer need to get silver fillings that darken over time, creating unsightly dark spots in your smile.
Doctor Hannah Buso on tooth fillings Read Transcript
Fillings are used to improve oral health by removing all of the decay and filling it back up with a nice strong material that looks like the tooth, gets everyone back to being healthy. The composite that we use here at Dallas Street Dental is a tooth-colored material. We have several colors to match each person's teeth, and that allows us to restore your smile back to the way it should look. Here at Dallas Street Dental, we are committed to making sure you have a healthy, beautiful smile.
We use composite fillings that:
- Won’t Show When You Smile – We can match composite to your other teeth so your filling will look completely natural.
- Require Less Alteration of Your Tooth – We won’t need to remove as much of your healthy enamel for a composite filling.
- Pose Fewer Allergy Risks – Composite fillings are less likely to cause allergy issues than amalgam fillings, which are made of a blend of multiple metals.
- Don’t Contain Mercury – While the FDA and the American Dental Association both say mercury is safe when used in fillings, some people would rather avoid it because of mercury’s possible impact on their long-term health.
We Offer Other Dental Restorations Too
We can fix many cavities with fillings; however, we may suggest another restoration for larger cavities. Your restorative options include:
- Dental Crown – Since a crown covers your entire tooth, it is often the best choice for the largest cavities. We can use either tooth-colored zirconia or gold for your crown.
- Inlay – An inlay covers more of your tooth surface than a filling but less than a crown. So it can fix a cavity that is too large for a filling but not big enough for a crown.
- Onlay – An onlay is sometimes called a “partial crown” because it covers the entire top surface of your tooth.
For tooth fillings in Fort Smith, call Dallas Street Dental at 479-668-3109.